Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sought support of the youth to establish a system where every sections of the society would get justice and equal opportunities for development and economic growth.
Mufti, while addressing a meeting of student activists from different degree colleges of Jammu, said, youth being future of the State have to play important role in making Jammu and Kashmir as model state in the country, reads a party statement.
“It is my desire to make Jammu and Kashmir an “Island of Peace” and for the fulfillment of this dream I need cooperation and support of youth,” Mufti said. But at the same time he cautioned them against the gimmick of political groups ‘which speak one language in one region and different language in another region just for petty political gains’.
Statement also reads, Mufti said the tenure of PDP-Congress regime had proved its capability of changing life of the common masses by treating all individuals equally and providing equal opportunities to all sections of the society.
“More than 70,000 youth were appointed as teachers under Rebar-e-Talim (ReT) scheme and more than 30,000 Anganwari workers were also appointed. In all cases not even a single case of favoritism or nepotism was reported during our tenure because appointments were made with complete transparency and accountability to ensure that only deserving people would get jobs”, Mufti said.
Terming PDP as party of future in J&K, Mufti said his party has emerged as the real voice of the people of State. He further added that regional parties were emerging all over the country and pointed towards emergence of strong regional political powers in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Orrisa and Punjab where regional parties were dominating political scenes and people of these states have rejected national parties.
It is pertinent to mention that NC, Congress and Sajad Lone are already having their student activist groups associated with their parties. PDP is fourth in the list who is involving youth of Jammu and Kashmir in the political arena.