SRINAGAR: Mohsin Altaf, a prominent social worker from Srinagar , on Monday joined PDP along with hundreds of his associates at a function organised at PDP headquarters, a party statement issued here said.
He was admitted to party fold by party general secretary Qazi Mohammad Afzal along with district president and MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam.
Other party leaders and members present on the occasion included State Secretary Ab Hameed Kosheen, Dr Ali Mohammad Wani, Aijaz Ahmad Rather (district secretary), and Mohd Shafi Kundangar (zone president).
Speaking on the occasion, party’s general secretary Qazi Mohammad Afzal said it is heartening that people in sufficient numbers are becoming part of PDP and reposing their faith in party’s agenda which aims at “bringing lasting peace, development and prosperity in the entire state”.
He said potential of such activists can rightly be channelised in an adequate manner for public good. “However, this is possible only in a conducive atmosphere for change which PDP is striving for,” he said.
MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam said, “Late Mufti Saheb acted relentlessly to see that people of state are not subjected to humiliation, torture or coercion and his Healing Touch Policy brought the desired relief. Similarly, his policy of battle of ideas, facilitated from centre with open and honest intentions involved people, political parties in a focused effort for mutual reconciliation. People had reposed faith and facilitated the right moves as these were obviously for them and their good.”
“We have strong faith in our own struggle and logic of the party which hinges on reconciliation, relief and dialogue.”
Mohsin Altaf said leadership of Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and their political ideology “is a combine that inspires upcoming political activists to change fate of the state from bad to better”.
He said he was craving for an opportunity to work under the banner of PDP since long as “it is this party which has a road map and a committed cadre to shape the state’s future”.