DPAP aims for inclusive, progressive J&K: Azad

DPAP chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad addressing a public meeting at Eidgah, Srinagar.
DPAP chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad addressing a public meeting at Eidgah, Srinagar.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Mar 18: Chairman of Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that his politics is based on inclusiveness, development and peace.
Speaking at a public meeting in Eidgah (Srinagar), Azad said that unlike other parties who try to divide people for political gains, DPAP aims to develop Jammu and Kashmir inclusively where every person irrespective of religion, caste and creed feels politically and socially empowered. “I had never thought that after leaving Congress, the people of J&K will receive me with this kind of warmth and love,” he said.
Azad said that after leaving Congress more and more people are joining his new party and believe in him. “It gives me more responsibilities and challenges to meet the expectations of people. People feel dejected and disappointed with the present governing system,” he said.
The DPAP chairman said that those politicians who have no vision resort to communal and divisive politics, but he aims to build a better and progressive J&K where the future of youth is secure. He said if his party comes to power, he will bring the massive developmental revolution across the Union Territory of J&K besides continuing fight for the rights of people. “Be it statehood, land or jobs, I will lead my people from the front to secure their rights,” he told the gathering.
He said he will never let people alone and every issue that matters for the common people will be concerning him. “My people are my priority. I have come back to J&K only for my people; otherwise I had all the opportunities I could desire ever in my life.”
Among others present on the occasion were GM Saroori (vice chairman), Taj Mohiuddin (treasurer), Haji Abdul Rashid (general secretary), Saddam Nabi Azad, Ghulam Nabi Bhatt, Farooq Shikari, Arif Maqbool and Altaf Dar.