SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is playing a crucial role to change the political paradigm in Jammu Kashmir for resolution of issues, sustainable peace and progress, party’s senior vice president Sartaj Madni said on Tuesday.
Addressing a meeting at Surenkote, Madni said the “decisive stage” has reached where PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s vision for competitive and inclusive politics and shared economy will receive national and regional endorsement.
He said BJP at centre as well as national opposition parties today candidly acknowledge the importance of reconciliatory approach and inclusiveness to get Jammu Kashmir out of turbulence and mistrust. “These forces have also realised how important it is to review cooperative diplomacy for regional peace and mutual understanding.”
Madni said the latest assurances from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Rajnath Singh in this regard are very much encouraging for PDP as “this vindicates the vision of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and consistency of Mehbooba (Mufti) to consolidate upon despite odds”.
“Soon our critics will also realise how difficult is to prove us wrong. J&K will not only review the political ethos and ambiance of 2002 but will soon usher in to a new phase of resolution and reconciliation. We will have a changed discourse through resilient politics and patient and prudent behaviour,” he said.
“Mehbooba Mufti’s government and party bore a tirade from adversaries supported by forces inimical to competitive politics and stability. These forces will no longer be allowed to thrive on uncertainty and winds of change will overtake them to follow truth and realism,” he said.
Madni asked people of Jammu region to cooperate so that state’s unity is upheld and divisive forces are marginalised.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raaj Ab Haq Khan said Mehbooba-led government in three years has given a push to developmental map and progress and prosperity is visible despite a disruptive phase unleashed by our opponents.
He said Rural Development and Tribal Ministry is playing a key role for poverty elevation and rural upliftment. He said state will soon be a premier state where education will achieve 100% target, ration and essential commodity will reach even house hold and unemployment is addressed persistent growth in rural economy.
Others who addressed included, Yashpal Sharma MLC, Shamim Dar district president, senior leaders Iqbal Kazmi, Choudhary Javaid, Ab Hamid Manhas and Zone President Yasir.