Patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Sunday said that J&K State has been plunged into unprecedented crisis due to complete failure of the National Conference-Congress regime. He emphasized on the need of taking the people of Jammu and Kashmir out of morass and prevailing uncertainty, a party statement said.
“It is a historical fact that opportunist alliance between National Conference and Congress has always proved disastrous for the State of Jammu and Kashmir”, Mufti said while addressing series of public meetings at Barjani and Gurha Slathia in Vijaypur Assembly segment and Dusshera Ground in Gandhi Nagar Assembly segment. Mufti is campaigning for party Lok Sabha candidate Yash Pal Sharma.
Launching a scathing attack on NC-Congress coalition for prevailing mess and uncertainty in the State, Mufti alleged that during the last five and half years the present regime has spoiled the peaceful atmosphere which was created by the previous PDP led coalition regime, the statement added.
“What is happening after formation of National Conference-Congress government on January 5, 2009 is before all of us”, he said and pointed out that during the five and half year corruption has crossed all limits and the government, through its deceit tactics, has brazenly eroded sanctity and credibility of all democratic institutions.
He said prevailing chaos and uncertainty in the State was result of the failure of the present regime to connect itself with the common masses. “From the day one when this government was formed, there is instability and uncertainty in the State”, Mufti said.
Mufti said that tenure of Omar Abdullah led government would be remembered as dark-period in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.
“During our regime we had not only restored peace in the State but also created atmosphere for accelerating developmental activities”, he said, adding that present regime has derailed the process of peace and development in the State. “Under present regime alienation among people has increased due to governance deficit because this regime has failed to connect itself with the people”, he said and listed various incidents which occurred during the tenure of present government.
“Just to enjoy the power the National Conference and Congress had entered into an alliance without forming Common Minimum Programme (CMP) and without evolving consensus on vital issues”, he said.
Mufti said that PDP, during its tenure, had proved how to deliver good governance and how to establish transparency and accountability in the system. “I don’t want to praise our government but people of the State now compare our achievements with the decades long mis-governance of successive National Conference regimes”, he said. PDP led regime in the State had established a system of governance which earned credibility and acceptability of the common masses, he added. He also claimed that during PDP led regime 80,000 ReT teachers and 30,000 Anganwari workers were appointed with total transparency in the recruitment process.
“By translating its promises into realities, PDP in a short span of time had earned faith and credibility of the people”, he said, adding, “Unlike other political parties PDP has never bartered aspirations of the people of the State for enjoying power”. He said that the tenure of the PDP led regime was historic period in the political history of the State because that government had succeeded in involving people in the governance. “Before 2002, people had no faith in the democracy or democratic institutions it was only after 2002 assembly peoples’ faith in such institutions were restored”, he said.
The statement quoting Mufti said that when PDP was formed there was a sense of fear and insecurity among the people. “Through its pro-peace agenda PDP had not only created a sense of security among the people but also restored dignity of the common masses by pioneering and implementing peace and reconciliation policies.” Adding that the healing touch policy implemented by PDP led regime in the state had given encouraging results.
Stating that Jammu and Kashmir has become a victim of trust deficit between people of the state and rest of the country, he asserted that PDP, through its policies and programmes would remove this trust deficit. He said that PDP led regime to some extent had removed that trust deficit through its works.