SRINAGAR: Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) Chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir were in dire need of visionary leadership, essential to steer the region out of its current state of chaos and build it as an economic center to expand job opportunities for youth.

He asserted that the political scenario in Jammu and Kashmir was far more than difficult, and no ordinary or tainted people could afford to hold the reins of the UT.

“We can’t afford to handover UT to anyone who is incapable of leading it. I feel for my youth who are the worst sufferers given the poor economic conditions and low job opportunities,” Azad said while addressing a gathering in Bandipora in North Kashmir.

The DPAP chairman said that his vision of building Jammu and Kashmir as peaceful and progressive state earlier could not reach to its logical end since he got very little time to realise the dream. However, he expressed hope that this time, the people would grant him the opportunity to further his vision and agenda for their betterment.

He said the projects he executed and sanctioned as a Chief Minister shall be remembered for decades to come and have been proven instrumental in the economic and social growth of the UT. “If you support me I promise you J&K will grow as one of the richest regions of South Asia with surplus jobs available for its people,” he said.


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