Jammu, May 7: Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that if elected to power his party will ensure equal development of all regions.
According to a press note, he was addressing a party function. Various leaders including the secretary of Apni Party Kulwant Singh from Marh constituency, Suraj Prakash Sharma social activist, retired accounts officer from Arnia joined the party in presence of Azad on Sunday.
Seaking on the occasion, Singh said that he joined the party since Azad holds a strong political understanding and he can only take the Union Territory out of the present situation. He said, the way he worked in past as Chief minister of erstwhile state and as Union Minister in various capacities, he is hopeful of seeing the fresh dawn of peace and development in the Union Territory once DPAP comes to power under his leadership. Azad, said that if his government comes to power, he will ensure the equal development of all the three regions including Jammu, Chenab and Peer Panchal region. He said he never discriminated between the regions and treated them equal in all manners. However, he lamented over the growing incidents of violence and said that terrorism is in nobody’s interest while referring to the recent encounter of Rajouri in which five army jawans were killed.
Azad however, said that he is still critical to the move of Article 370 revocation since it hurts the interests of local people. The former chief minister said that in the present political uncertainty, DPAP is the only hope of people as “I have never done the politics on religious or region basis and for me all people deserve equal opportunities with dignity.” Azad was, however, concerned about the terrorism resurfacing in Jammu region with growing number of incidents. “I am disappointed to see the militancy is expanding to Jammu. It is detrimental to peace,” he said. The DPAP chairman said that the poor governance and lack of accountability in the system is affecting the economy of people which has led to the decline in job opportunities. “Where shall our youth go now. It is our duty to provide them enough employment opportunities but unfortunately nothing such is done,” he said.