‘Tangible steps need to be taken to address causes of JK’s political uncertainty, economic disempowerment, development deficit, unfulfilled promises’
Jammu, February 2: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and Member Parliament, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today said her party wants a government in Jammu and Kashmir not for power but for inspiring confidence among the people, about its ability to solve the multiple problems faced by the State on political, economic, administrative and financial fronts.
“I told the Governor that we want a government in the State that will actively address the plethora of problems confronting Jammu and Kashmir and for this Central Government shall have to take some concrete confidence building measures,” Ms Mehbooba told reporters after meeting the Governor, Mr N N Vohra at Raj Bhavan here today.
Ms Mehbooba said despite having taken a huge political risk of going against the public sentiment in Kashmir by aligning not with BJP or Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, but with the people who elected Mr Modi. “It was the credibility and stature of Mufti Sahab that despite facing enormous resource constraints and frequent unsettling issues during the past 10 months, he kept the things moving on the governance and development fronts and even ventured out into the areas in Kashmir, especially in Srinagar, where no mainstream politician would dare to go,” she said and added that although PDP faced various challenges in the 10 months of its alliance with BJP, unfortunately, Mufti Sahab’s resolute decision was not reciprocated by the Central Government, the way he expected it to be.