SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) general secretary Nizamuddin Bhat has said that party is making all out efforts to mitigate the sufferings of people and see that all issues – political, economic and social – are resolved as per their aspirations.
Addressing a workers convention at Bandipora, Bhat said the PDP-led coalition government is running under a defined agenda envisaged in the Agenda of Alliance and there is no deviation from the defined course which is duly endorsed by the Union Government and the alliance partner BJP’s high command.
He said there are issues with legal and political implications and opposition parties like National Conference and Congress should have owned responsibility for having passed the baggage to us. “But ironically these parties put up a brazen face in denying being apologetic. They were part of lurking problems and are welcome to be part of solution provided they put their own record straight,” Bhat said. “PDP ever since its inception has been grappling with problems which were never its creation.”
Bhat assured the workers that the party leadership is steadfast in following conviction than convenience and bears a track record of not being expedient. “Even the alliance with BJP has been entered upon after full exercise and explanation to the people about the agreed contours which took into account the interests of the state and its people. There is no deviation from this” he asserted.
He made an appeal for peace so that chief minister Mehbooba Mufti gets a chance to accomplish her “people-friendly” agenda of resolving the ticklish issues with the support of union Government and a favourable public opinion at national and sub-continental level. He also hoped that Mehbooba Mufti’s desire to see India and Pakistan reviving cooperative diplomacy for peace and prosperity in the region.
Bhat said PDP is facing challenges of a very serious magnitude and the party cadre and leadership has remained under stress which reflected on its performance in the government. He hailed the resilience of chief minister and her efforts to see that state comes out of unrest and youth of the state get an honourable space to build the future Jammu and Kashmir.
He observed that amidst Indo-Pak border clashes, the chief minister ensured that routes opened remain so and two divided people sustain well achieved goal of integration through free trade and social exchange. He said the loosing social ethos worries the chief minister and she is making sincere efforts for a harmonious, valued based society to sustain.