Kotrnka (Darhal): Peoples Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday accused the former chief minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad of not following the 'pro-peace' policy of his predecessor, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, and adopting 'repressive' measures without caring for the aspirations of the people of J&K.
Addressing series of public meetings in Darhal assembly constituency in support of party candidate Choudhary Zulfikar, Mufti regretted that instead of pursuing the 'pro-peace' policy of his predecessor, Ghulam Nabi Azad had tried to solve the Kashmir issue by adopting 'repressive' measures without caring for the aspirations of the people.
She said the state is passing through a crucial juncture and there is a dire need to implement a constructive, comprehensive and productive policy for sustainable peace in the region.
She asked the people to compare Mufti Muhammad Sayed with other leaders while casting their votes in the elections.
Highlighting the achievements of Sayeed led regime, she said the peace process initiated in 2002, yielded 'momentous dividends' in the shape of the ceasefire along the borders, opening up of cross-LoC routes for passenger traffic and trade.
She said that for the people of Poonch and Rajouri, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed opened Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University and completed the dream Mughal Road project which was being stopped for the last 30 years as a part of 'conspiracy.'