Better healthcare, education key to development: Tassaduq
By Shafat Mir
Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said she expects Prime Minister Narendra Modi will resolve all issues to ensure peace in the sub-continent.
“Modi ji is a man of calibre and guts. We hope he will solve all issues in order to achieve peace in the sub-continent. The agenda of our party is people’s agenda. Water, electricity and roads aren’t the only issues we face. There are much larger human issues which need to be addressed,” Mehbooba said.
She, along with her brother Tassaduq Mufti, the candidate for Anantnag parliamentary seat, appeared together for the first time in a poll rally at Anantnag Dak Bungalow.
Mehbooba said her party stopped repression faced by people from the government forces after it came to power in 2002.
“I want to remind them how they used to be harassed and frisked near those army and task force camps on which they are now pelting stones. We brought an end to crackdowns and harassment. We are the only party that created a common minimum programme with our coalition partner for the overall development of the state,” Mehbooba added.
“POTA was withdrawn, Task Force was disbanded and crackdowns were abandoned,” she said.
Counting the achievements of PDP’s first term in power, she said “we opened Srinagar-Muzafarabad and Poonch-Rawalakote routes”.
“Even Sheikh Abdullah couldn’t do (opening the routes to Pakistan). Mufti Sahab had a dream to open Kargil-Skardu road too. China is currently making route through Pakistani side of our Kashmir in CPEC project which will take the people of that area to places,” she said.
Asking the voters to elect her brother, she said there was no “better worship than serving her people”.
“I am confident my people will make us win the upcoming by election. Mufti sahab’s vision was to take the youth out of this crisis,” she said.
Tassaduq Mufti, in his address, said better healthcare and educational facilities are key to development.
“Before aspiring to change the world first you need to change your own self. If you want to march ahead with me then you need to change yourself,” he told the gathering.
He said education is the benchmark of the PDP’s developmental agenda and they were committed to revolutionising the education in government schools.
He said he wanted to see development in Kashmir that is not in contradiction with its nature, climate and ethos.