Jammu: PDP Tuesday hit out at the ruling NC-Congress alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, saying there were no takers for its “hollow slogans” and stood exposed before the people in the Lok Sabha elections.
Claiming “overwhelming response” for the party, its patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed said a strong wind was blowing in favour of PDP in the whole state and the Parliamentary elections would prove to be Waterloo for Congress and NC.
“Overwhelming response to PDP is a clear indication that party is going to make history in Parliamentary elections.
NC-Cong coalition is totally exposed and there are no takers for its hollow slogans,” he said at poll meetings at Surankote and Poonch in favour of PDP candidate Yash Pal Sharma.
Seeking a decisive mandate from the people, Sayeed said PDP was contesting the elections with a visionary agenda so that issues related to people of Jammu and Kashmir are effectively taken up in Parliament.
“We have fielded trusted candidates for Parliamentary seats so that issues related to the people of Jammu and Kashmir should be effectively and vociferously taken up in Parliament,” he said.
Recalling the rule of PDP-led coalition in the state in 2002, he said the state government had then pursued the reconciliatory process endorsed by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpyee and later by Manmohan Singh, but the present dispensation had failed to carry forward that process.
Attacking the National Conference, Sayeed said successive NC regimes were responsible for creating mistrust between people of Jammu and Kashmir and rest of the country.
“Successive NC governments have bartered interests of people for lust of power. Since 1947, NC has been compromising with wishes of the people and changing its stance for power and this is main reason of mistrust between residents of Jammu and Kashmir and rest of the country,” he said.
“Facing credibility crises, NC leadership has failed to prove itself as true representative of the people of Jammu and Kashmir before rest of the country.
“National Conference-Congress coalition government stands exposed for its non-performance and there are no takers for its hollow slogans now,” he said.