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Mufti Sayeed strengthened democratic institutions in state: Dr Nirmal Singh
‘He made us understand role of opposition in democracy’
Paying rich tributes to former Chief Minister, Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh Thursday termed him as a “great visionary” and said the late leader played a significant role in “strengthening democratic institutions in the state”.
Speaking on the obituary reference in the house today, Dr Singh said that in his short stint, he learned a “great deal” with the former Chief Minister.
“Mufti Sahib contributed a lot for strengthening the democratic setup and institutions of not only the State but the whole country,” he said.
“The capabilities of Mufti sahib were recognized at national level also due to which he rose to key positions during his political career,” he said. “His integrity, uprightness and political understanding made him a great visionary leader,” he added.
Dr Singh said that Mufti contributed a lot into the state politics at all levels.
“PDP-BJP forged an alliance which was impossible ideologically but Mufti sahib proved that times have changed and all the parties should work for the development of the State and the country,” he said. He said the alliance parties and opposition should follow the path laid down by the late Chief Minister.
“We have a set goal and that goal must be realized by the alliance partners keeping in view the vision of Mufti sahib,” he said. “Mufti sahib will be remembered for his qualities and he will also be remembered for making us understand the role of opposition in democracy,” he said.
“He would say Opposition’s role is to oppose, expose and depose and that should be respected by the parties in power,” remembering Mufti, Dr Singh said.