Peoples Democratic Party leader and Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Naeem Akhtar today said that unless all the stakeholders are taken on board, peace and development was not possible in the state.
"You see no process (of dialogue) starts or ends with the push of any button. It is a continuous discourse, Mufti (Mohammed Sayeed) Sahab had said it and he has been saying it that unless we take all the stakeholders on board till then neither peace is possible nor development", Akhtar told reporters here today.
On the questions raised by the opposition over the Rs 80,000 crore package sanctioned by the Prime Minister during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir on November 7, Akhtar said that the money would help boost the economy of the state.
"It is the job of the opposition to object to everything. The flood victims have got relief and compensation and now we will not remain in the relief and compensation mode. We will bring the state on the path of development and progress. This Rs 80,000 crore which is addition to our normal budget is being spent in the state which will give a major boost to the state economy," he said.
The package would help generate jobs and would also help create infrastructure in the state, he added.
"How many jobs will be created, how much of infrastructure will be created. We should see it in a broader perspective," Akhtar said.
On the result of the Bihar elections where its ally BJP suffered defeat at the hands of JDU-RJD-Congress alliance, the PDP leader said, "There will be no effect of the Bihar elections on the coalition in Jammu and Kashmir."
He said the priorities of the Mufti Mohammed Sayeed-led government will remain the same which would be development and peace, regional balance, development of all the neglected areas of the state and to bring the crippled system on the track.
"You know how many decisions we had to take, like we stopped the backdoor appointments, we brought transparency in the recruitment process, we formed the recruitment board, Public Service Commission was made functional, Accountability Commission was made functional. Our aim is to provide basic facilities like education, health to the people of the state", he said.