SRINAGAR, July 11: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vice president, Abdul Rehman Veeri and general secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone have claimed that PDP’s firm policy compelled BJP to run away from the coalition.
Veeri who chaired the crucial meeting of the party cadre here today, claimed that PDP was very clear on its policies. He said the party remained firm on its agenda and policies. The BJP was compelled to move out of the Coalition only due to our firm resolve and policies, he added.
He expressed concern over the development deficit being witnessed in Srinagar with majority of the developmental projects gone into limbo. He said people of Srinagar have been exposed to severe hardships due to the lack of basic amenities with mounting crisis of water and bad roads leaving the city inhabitants in lurch.
PDP leader said majority of the roads in Srinagar have been left unattended with macadamisation being given a least priority. He said the absence of developmental activities has created a crisis like situation on ground and need of the hour is to stand up and raise issues pertaining to common man and get them resolved on priority.
Party general secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that the best model for the good governance is the period between 2002 and 2005 and that after the 2014 polls the PDP didn’t get a clear mandate and out of the compulsion had to join hands with the BJP. Hanjura said that PDP remained consistently firm on its agenda which was included in agenda of alliance and that was the reason the BJP had to run away from coalition. He said that party’s firm belief on its principles led the BJP to turn its back and being in the Government PDP kept insisting for the withdrawal of the FIRs, amnesty for the stone pelters and return of the power projects from the NHPC.
Former minister Aseya Naqash said that the PDP led Government took courageous and brave measures that protected the state from the BJP’s onslaught. Aseya said that within the Government as head of the coalition Government and as Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti resisted every attempt by the Central Government to take any inroads on the constitutional position of the State and freed more than 12 thousand youth who were arrested in stone pelting cases besides compelling the Central Government to announce unilateral ceasefire.
Srinagar District president pf the party Mohd Khurshid Alam stressed for the greater coordination between the party functionaries and stated that time is near when the PDP will emerge as a resplendent torch that could guide Kashmir’s future generations towards prosperity. In spite of being in coalition with the BJP, the PDP didn’t allow the later to fulfill its nefarious agenda in Kashmir.