BANDIPORA/Srinagar, June 07 (Scoop News) – Patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, today said that 2002 assembly elections was turning pointing in the political history of the Jammu and Kashmir because that that elections had not only restored peoples’ faith in the democracy but the government formed after the elections had also changed political discourse of the State.
Addressing one day convention of party workers at Bandipora, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that formation of PDP led government in 2002 was an historic event in the political history of the State. He added that his party has scripted a new chapter of peace and development in
“Although we had just 16 members in the Assembly after 2002, it was result of our commitment and conviction that we earned credibility of the people and succeeded in implementing our agenda of peace and development in the State”, he said, adding, “PDP led regime had also restored dignity and honour of the people”.
“Our party had convinced successive governments at
“The PDP-led coalition government had given a new direction to governance in order to address all these diverse issues effectively with the result that successive Prime Ministers could come here and reach out to the people and understand their problems.” He recalled the historic announcement made by then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee from
While mentioning towards latest decision of the Union Government for not implementing new telecom policy in
He recalled that before 2002 there was a sense of fear and insecurity among the masses. PDP was formed in 1999 with an aim to restore peace and to uphold dignity and honour of the people of
Reiterating resolve of his party to restore peace in the sub-continent, the PDP chief said that Self-Rule document prepared by the party was only viable solution for addressing external and internal dimensions of
While stressing on the need of evolving consensus on the resolution of Kashmir problem, he said that any formula to be forwarded for the solution of this vexed problem must have endorsement of the people of
Former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Beigh, Nizamud Din Bhat, Abdul Gaffar Sofi, Choudhary Zulfikar, Murtaza Khan, Nizam ud Din Khatana, Yasir Reshi Abdul Majid Rahi, Ghulam Nabi Tantray, Ghulam Nabi Wani, and others also addressed the convention in which large number of people joined PDP.
Prominent among those who joined PDP included Dr Ghulam Nabi Khan (Retd CMO), Ghulam Qadir Shah, block president Congress, Muzaffar Malik, Abdul Ahad, Mushtaq Ahmed and a number of Panches and Sarpances.