Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that vote for her party would be an endorsement for transforming Jammu and Kashmir through dialogue and development and getting the state out of the current crisis.
Addressing the meetings of workers from Charar-i-Sharief and Budgam constituencies here , Mehbooba said ever since her party was launched it worked on a specific political and developmental agenda in which the state has remained the focus of attention.
“The PDP is working to get the state out of the quagmire of uncertainty and reminded the workers of many path breaking initiatives taken during the party’s rule from 2002 to 2005. That was the first phase of transformation in Jammu & Kashmir under PDP rule and the second phase of transformation is underway,” she told the workers.
She said forming government in 2015 was not an easy task, though there were many easy options available.
Asserting that the coming elections provide an opportunity for strengthening peoples agenda of restoration of peace with dignity coupled with development of the state, Mehbooba said these elections would be an endorsement of PDP’s agenda of initiating political dialogue in the State, resumption of friendly ties between India and Pakistan, opening of more Cross LoC routes, facilitating more and more people to people contacts besides providing good governance to people. She asked the party cadre to gear up and take these elections in that spirit only.
She said Budgam has huge potential for tourism development and the government has already decided to develop Yousmarg, Doodpathri and Tosa Maidan as independent tourist destinations in a big way. She said requisite infrastructure will be raised at these places to attract tourists in big numbers which consequently would help rejuvenate the local economy.
Senior leader and Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura in his address said despite the lapse of a working season last year due to unrest many developmental initiatives were taken by the PDP led government during its two years of governance. He said many more initiatives would be taken in the coming years of the government and people would themselves judge.