Appealing panches and sarpanches to vote for the coalition candidates in the upcoming LC polls, Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather reiterated that the basic objective of coalition government is to put the turmoil ravaged state back on the rails of development and progress. Rather vowed to solve all the problems of the people as per their urges and aspirations. He said that improving the lot of common people was the main agenda of coalition government led by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, which is being followed as an act of faith.
Addressing a convention comprising concerned panchs, sarpanchs and cadres of both National Conference and Congress parties at Beerwah on Saturday , Rather said that development and prosperity of the state and its people is the prime concern of the present government adding that no stone will be left unturned to achieve this cherished aim. He appealed to the panchs and sarpanchs to cast their votes in favour of the nominated MLCs of the coalition partners under Panchayat quota to facilitate all round socio-economic transformation of the state. He said that development of a vibrant Panchayati Raj system was vital for speedy development of the rural areas and lasting prosperity of rural people.
Rather said that the opposition was un-nerved with the landmark achievements of the present government and was trying to down play this performance by launching false propaganda and disinformation campaign. He cautioned the people to be vigilant against “nefarious designs of the divisive forces who, for their petty vested interests, don’t want peace to prevail in the state” and urged to thwart their “nefarious designs” with full might. He said National Conference has been since last 6 decades espousing the cause of the people of the state through thick and thin and would, as in past, never compromise with the interests and honour of the people at any cost.
Ali Mohammad Dar and G. N. Monga also spoke on the occasion and assured the panchs and sarpanchs that they will work for the empowerment of Panchayati Raj Institutions of the state, particularly for the development and prosperity of the rural areas.