Srinagar, May 3: Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) Chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday visited the Aru, Pahalgam valley in South Kashmir and met various delegations of Ponywallas, travel agents, hotel association tourist guides also party workers who apprised him of their grievances.
According to a press note, the delegations of ponnywallas sought his intervention to urge government to allow them to set up tents during the Amarnath yatra pilgrimage alongside the route. They said their livelihood is solely depending on Shri Amarnath Yatra and they deserve to be properly accommodated to earn for their families.
Azad assured them that their grievances would be addressed and DPAP will ensure that no one is forced to run pillar to post to seek their issues addressed if his party comes to power. He said that DPAP is imbibing the culture where its party leaders would visit villages and people themselves instead people approaching them in their offices. “We are meant to serve the people and visit them since we are public representatives. Unlike other political parties who hardly step out of their offices, my party leaders would visit you people in your own homes and villages,” he told the delegations. Azad said that he and his party is working to change the mindset of people who in politics think that they are above the common people. Rather I try to make them understand we are actually meant to serve people,” he said.