Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice President Abdul Rahman Veeri on Sunday said that it was PDP ’s firm stand on its agenda that compelled BJP to run away from the state.
Addressing the convention South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, Veeri stated that PDP will continue to tread the path shown by its founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and that it is this party alone which will never compromise on its principles and will always speak truth to power. Veeri said that the government led by the PDP would have continued for six years if its President Mehbooba Mufti had not strongly defended the interests of the state and its people. He said that since she remained consistently firm on PDP’s agenda which was included in agenda of the alliance, the BJP had to run away from the coalition, the spokesman said in a statement.
Veeri said that the political agenda of the PDP and party’s firm belief on its principles led the BJP to turn its back and that is in the government PDP kept insisting for the withdrawal of the FIRs, amnesty for the stone pelters, and return of the power projects from the NHPC.
The PDP Vice President further asked the people to strengthen the party and support it wholeheartedly so that peoples’ aspirations aren’t undermined and the state’s interests aren’t sold for petty power.
Meanwhile, senior CPI (M) leader Mohammad Amin Dar joined PDP today. Commenting on it, Veeri said that pro-people agenda and stand for the resolution of Kashmir issue has inspired him to join the party.