Sajjad expresses concern over LPG crisis
Srinagar – Dawood Bilal Lodhi,son of former legislator Bilal Lodhi joined Peoples Conference (PC) on Saturday along with his hundreds of workers here, said the PC in a statement.
Welcoming the young Lodhi in the party fold, Party Chief Sajjad Lone described his entry as home coming and said that Lodhis father had also started his political innings from Peoples Conference under the leadership of Shaheed Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone .
It is not a political entry, it is a reunion between the two families, Lone said.
Lone said Peoples Conference would strengthen its presence in Central Kashmir and joining of Lodhi would further strengthen the party in Budgam district especially Beerwah segment.
Lone asked the PC cadres to work with utmost honesty, diligence and passion to bring about a change in the political system of our State that is unfortunately based on the tenets of corruption, nepotism and economic persecution.
Expressing grave concern over shortage of LPG gas and power crisis, Lone said coalition government instead of mitigating and redressing the grievances of masses has pushed them to the wall.
The successive dispensations have increased the electricity tariff in a way as if income of all Kashmiris is same .There is a vast majority of low income groups in Valley and let us set up a system where poor get preferential pricing ,he said.
The reality is that subsidized LPG is meant for the poor not for the rich. The rich could get unrestricted access to LPG in the open market with an additional mark up which covers up for the subsidies borne by the state government, he said.
On the occasion, Lodhi said he has returned to his home and would pool all his efforts and resources to strengthen the party under the dynamic leadership of Sajjad Lone.
Among others, senior PC leaders Muhammad Kamal Malik , Rashid Mehmood, district president Budgam Firdous Farash and Molvi Maqbool were present.
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