SRINAGAR, Feb 19: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today vowed to take “any tough decision” for the betterment of the state.
She asserted that ‘Agenda of Alliance’ between PDP and BJP includes every “aspirational requirement” of the people.
“The party (PDP) has time and again displayed that it would rise to the occasion for the welfare of the people and won’t shy away from even taking tough decisions for the betterment of the State,” she said.
She was speaking at a function in Budgam where senior Congress leader Nazir Ahmad Khan, son of former Minister Mohammad Sarfaraz Khan and long-time associate of late Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed, joined PDP.
In the last Assembly elections, Khan lost to the then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah by a slender margin of less than 1,000 votes in Beerwah constituency.
The Chief Minister said the successful execution of the Agenda of Alliance – the common minimum programme with its coalition partner BJP – would lead the State to the heights of peace, prosperity and development.
Mehbooba, who is also the PDP president, said the agenda of the PDP is to change the situation of the State for the better and its commitment and seriousness have been tested time and again.
“It is an open page of the recent history of Jammu and Kashmir that how PDP changed the things when it came to power in 2002. Be it on the political front or governance, everything witnessed a positive change during that period,” she clamied.
The party under the leadership of Sayeed had taken bold decisions to take the State out of the difficult situation.
Welcoming Khan, Mehbooba said he carries the political legacy and is full of enthusiasm to work for the people of the area.
She said PDP needs young leaders like Khan to carry forward and implement the agenda of the party which aims at bringing happiness and prosperity back to the State.
Welcoming Nazir Ahmad Khan into the party fold, Mehbooba said he comes from a good political legacy and is full of enthusiasm to work for the people of the area adding his entry into the party is like a home coming for him.
She said the party needs young leaders like him to carry forward and implement the agenda of the party which aims at bringing happiness and prosperity back to the State. Earlier, vice president of PDP, Mohammad Sartaj Madni formally welcomed Nazir Ahmad Khan and his supporters into the party fold.
Son of Mohammad Sarfaraz Khan, a long-time associate of late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and former Minister, Nazir Ahmad Khan has been in active politics for the last two decades. In the last Assembly elections, he lost to then Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah by a slender margin of less than one thousand votes.