NC changed politics of vote into politics of violence: Mehbooba
Filed Under: Politics, World | Posted: 09/20/2012 at 4:45AM
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Srinagar, September 20 (Scoop News) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti has said the agenda for transforming Jammu and Kashmir into a hub of peace and economic stability can be achieved only with the active participation and struggle of youth of the state.
Mehbooba was addressing a PDP youth convention organised by Aga Syed Yousf at Budgam on Wednesday. Senior party leader and former finance minister Tariq Karra, senior party leader Aga Syed Mehmood, PDP leader and noted RTI activist Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat attended the convention.
Speaking on the occasion, Mehbooba said since its inception, PDP had promised people of the state that once in power the party will restore sense of security and provide a clean administration. It was during PDP regime, she said that political process was initiated and new ventures for the empowerment of people like mobile telephony, creating new educational institutes, reforms in health sector and opening of traditional routes including Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road, Poonch-Rawalakote road,
Mehbooba said inter regional connectivity in the state was a thrust area of PDP’s vision of growth for the state. The construction of Mughal road had begun this process but it needed to be taken to next level by constructing a tunnel on this vital link between two regions of the state to make it an all weather facility. Similarly the party during its tenure had aimed at constructing a tunnel on the Srinagar-Anantnag Kishtwar road at Sinthan pass to make it traffic worthy throughout the year.
On the other hand, Mehbooba said, the National Conference right from 1947 till date created a wedge between the people of the state and rest of the country just to stay relevant and enjoy power. She said the only achievement NC can count is that this party made people of
The PDP president observed that it is an irony that National Conference leadership has always enjoyed best of the relationship with all leaders and political parties in the country but created a trust deficit between the people of the state and rest of the country. “It was NC which made a U-Turn after loosing power in 1950s and advocated secession from
She said that now after ruling the state for many decades, nothing seems to have changed for the ruling party. “Today once again just to prove its nationality the NC has dubbed all Kashmiris as anti nationals. The worst example can be the recent arrest of an 11-year-old Faizan. NC not only demonized Kashmiris to stay in power but also compromised with the natural resource. The ruling party abysmally bargained on water resources thereby plunging the state into darkness and huge economic losses,” the PDP president said.
Mehbooba said that it was PDP’s agenda to restore the people’s faith in democratic process and use the same to build peaceful and prosperous
Speaking on the occasion, the noted RTI activist Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat described RTI an effective tool to expose the corruption in the state. “We should use this right to expose the present defunct system. Through RTI people particularly the youth can not allow exploitation anymore,” Dr Bhat said and pledged his commitment to the PDP agenda and policies which include strong measures for establishing of foolproof institutional accountability in the state. The convention was organised by Aga Syed Yousf.
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