PDP has changed destiny of residents of J&K: Mufti
Jammu,(Scoop News) - Terming democracy as the best way to bring positive change in any system, patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said that with just 16 legislators the PDP led regime had changed destiny of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He exhorted the people to use all democratic means to change the prevailing corrupt and ineffective system in the State.
Interacting with prominent citizens of Jammu West Assembly segment at Sarwal area of the city, Mr Sayeed said that PDP had only 16 members after 2002 Assembly elections but it was all due to the convictions and visions of the party that a new chapter of peace and development was scripted during PDP led regime.
“On the one hand, PDP led regime had laid foundation of policies of peace and reconciliation, while on the other hand a path of equitable development was carved out in the State during that period”, he reminded and added that it was a historical fact that during the PDP led regime all regions of the State were given equal participation in the governance. “During our regime developmental policies and programmes were formulated by incorporating wishes and aspirations of all regions and sub-regions”, he said and listed various developmental projects started in Jammu region during PDP led regime. He especially mentioned towards mega projects funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) started in Jammu city. “A comprehensive water supply scheme was launched for the residents of Jammu West area during our regime”, he said and added that it was only during the regime of PDP that local bodies were strengthened to trickle down power of governance at grass root level.
He further added that PDP led regime had strengthened relations among different regions and sub-regions of the state and created a sense of faith and confidence among people all regions.
While pointing towards prevailing corruption and chaos in the State during the last three years, PDP patron called upon the people to teach a lesson to the present corrupt regime in the coming civic bodies elections. “The coming civic bodies elections would be an appropriate time to bring positive change in the prevailing system through democratic means”, he observed.
Mr Sayeed said that formation of PDP was a turning point in the history of Jammu and Kashmir because National Conference had never allowed democracy to flourish her. “Before formation of PDP, there was hegemony of NC in the State and this party (NC) never allowed any other political group to flourish in Kashmir Valley”, he said and expressed satisfaction that PDP has been emerged a strong alternative of NC. “PDP in the only party in state which has earned credibility and faith of the people within a very short span”, he said, added that PDP was formed in 1999 with an aim to restore peace and to uphold dignity and honour of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “Aim of PDP is not to attain power but to address grievances of the people,” he said and observed that biggest achievement of his party was that it had connected itself with the common masses and restored confidence of the people in democratic institutions. He said that after Kashmir Valley, PDP has been received overwhelming response in Jammu region also. “The way people in Jammu joining our party is a clear indication that PDP has been emerged a voice of the people of all regions and sub-regions of the State”.
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,March 03 (Scoop News)