Can’t afford groupism in DAP like Cong: Azad

‘Our peace agenda must reach to everyone’

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 14: Former Chief Minister and Democratic Azad Party (DAP) chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad said today that they can’t have groupism in the party like Congress and need to promote culture of merit, appreciation and team work.
He said this while chairing and addressing a meeting of newly appointed office bearers and executive committee members of the DAP from Jammu province.
During the meeting, Azad stressed for the coordination among all the party members and directed them to appreciate merit.
“We can’t have groupism in our party like Congress. We need to promote the culture of merit, appreciation and teamwork,” he said.
Azad said that nepotism, favouritism and culture of groupism is not acceptable to him since the party itself is founded to promote merit.
He directed the members to promote the core agenda of party and reach out to the public at grassroots.
“Our agenda of peace and development must reach to every person of Union Territory. We need to engage with the people at ground level and make our workers understand about our ideology and agenda, also highlight their problems”, he said.
Azad, however, said that the land, jobs and Statehood are the primary issues that the party is focussing.
“Statehood, jobs and land rights are the issues that we shall fight on primary basis and it is the duty of our newly elected office bearers to make general public aware of it and subsequently take them on board in this political fight,” he said.
The issue of the Government order regarding vacating of the State land allotted under Roshni Act and Kahcharai land was also discussed.
The Executive committee meeting of Kashmir province will be held soon in Srinagar.