Govt using militancy as shield to hide failures, inefficiency: Mehbooba

Mehbooba-MuftiSrinagar : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti has said there is no denying the fact that post 1990 turmoil has cost the state dearly in terms of human and economic lost, but National Conference has no moral authority to use it as a shield for hiding its failures and sell-outs.

Addressing workers meeting at Dangerpora in Sopore constituency, Mehbooba said it was primarily because of the rigging resorted to by the NC-led coalition in 1987 that changed the political scene in the state, and led to violence.
The senior party leaders Syed Basharat Bukhari, Naeem Akhtar and Dr Shahzad Asim were also present and spoke on the occasion.

Mehbooba said a change in the life of the people and future of the state can usher in only if people vote on the basis of performance of PDP during its brief tenure in power and latter in opposition.

“There is no reason for gloom or despondency if we use our democratic rights with wisdom and give a chance to PDP to carry forward its unfinished agenda of political resolution and economic development with focus on creating job opportunities for the youth,” she said.

The PDP president said the problem of J&K will not disappear without addressing and solving it. She said a prerequisite for a resolution is improvement in the relations between India and Pakistan for which foundations were laid in 2003-Vajpayee initiative.

She said the PDP aims at using the people’s mandate to revive that environment of friendship and diplomatic progress on Kashmir, if it receives a decisive mandate in the elections.

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