No alternative to PDP in JK: Mufti

Publish Date: Dec 11 2012 12:00PM

Jammu, Dec 10: Former Chief Minister and patron Peoples Democratic Party, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Monday said that there was no alternative to his party in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The way people have been supporting our party, it has become clear that there is no alternative of PDP in the state and this party is going to change destiny of the people by implementing its progressive and visionary agenda”, he said, adding that the change was imminent in Jammu and Kashmir.
“PDP has scripted a new chapter of peace and development in the State and has challenged the hegemony of National Conference”, he said, while addressing party workers, here.
Retreating resolve of his party to establish a “new system of justice and equality” in the State, Sayeed said that emergence of PDP has restored sanctity of democratic institutions in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that successive National Conference regime have never allowed democracy to flourish in Jammu and Kashmir but it was only after emergence in PDP in the political scenario of the State that faith of peoples’ was restored in democratic institutions.
Mufti argued that democracy was the best way to address aspirations of the people by involving common masses in governance. He, however, regretted that unlike other parts of the country people of Jammu and Kashmir were deprived of the real taste of democracy because successive National Conference regimes were indulged into deceit tactics to undermine democratic institutions. He mentioned towards infamous rigged elections of 1987 to substantiate his argument.
He said it was only after formation of PDP that an alternative was emerged in the State and this party has been aggressively pursuing pro-people agenda. He said that formation of PDP was turning point in the history of Jammu and Kashmir because this party has emerged as credible and real voice of the people.