KISHTWAR, Sept 3: Senior PDP leader and Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Firdous Tak said that PDP has remained a cementing force to strengthen inter-regional and sub-regional relations in Jammu and Kashmir, and never compromised on its principles and ideology–no matters whatever circumstances unfolded in the State.
“The party never bothered about power and instead has focused on the welfare of the people who are the real strength of the party. It always worked to bring J&K out of uncertainty and the resultant darkness that has engulfed it for decades,” Tak said while conducting a series of meetings during a week-long tour of remote Dacchan area of Kishtwar district.
The PDP leader said, “For petty political gains some parties have brazenly propagated divisive agenda to create division different regions of the State but the PDP always acted as a cementing force to strengthen inter-regional and sub-regional relations in the state”.
Tak said the former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed founded PDP with a sole objective to get the people out of turmoil and morass, and accord them the rights they were craving for since decades. He said the PDP formed the Government, with the support of Congress, in the State post 2002 elections for the first time.
“The State witnessed a major change in both the political as well as in the administrative set up but it did not compromise on its ideology and principles and came out of power in 2008. Similarly, it has no regret of remaining out of power after the fall of PDP-BJP Government because the party remained committed to its principles,” the leader said.
The leader added that the PDP is the only party which has been keeping all the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh intact and united, besides working for the equitable growth and fulfillment of the regional aspirations all the sub regions.
During the week-long tour, hundreds of National Conference and BJP workers including senior functionaries and ex-sarpanches joined PDP.