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J&K Polls: PDP's prime agenda to protect honour of J&K people, says Mufti

PTI 24 Nov 2014, 21:52:04 PM IST

Jammu: On the eve of the first phase of five-stage assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP patron Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed today said his party's prime agenda is to protect dignity and honour of the people of the state.

“Our agenda is to protect dignity and honour of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and to provide justice to all sections of the society,” Mufti said while addressing public meetings in Reasi district in support of party candidates.

“Attaining power was not the only aim of PDP, but unlike other parties PDP has never compromised with its agenda,” he said.

Reiterating commitment of his party to formulate a comprehensive policy for the all-round growth and upliftment of the far-flung areas, Mufti said lopsided policies propagated by the successive governments have deprived opportunities of development and growth to the huge chunk of the population.

“Unfortunately our successors failed to carry forward that agenda of inclusive growth and development,” he said.

He reminded the people that it was during the three years tenure of PDP that the policy of inclusive growth and development was implemented which yielded very encouraging results.

Mufti assured the people that besides accelerating developmental activities in this most backward and poverty stricken areas of Jammu and Kashmir, PDP would also empower ethnic and religious minorities of this belt to provide them equal opportunities.

“Ensure victory of PDP candidates I will give representation to members of minority community in the Legislative Council,” Mufti said.

He said that this mountainous region has huge tourism potential and there was a need to properly exploit tourism of this belt.

“Properly utilisation of tourism potential of this beautiful belt would bring change in the socio-economic conditions of the people of this backward belt,” he said at Gool, adding that PDP would formulate a comprehensive plan for this belt to change fate of the people of this belt. He also promised to create job avenues for unemployed youth of this belt.