Cong govt scripted new chapter of development in JK: Azad

Srinagar: Seeking a decisive mandate from the people of the State for the Congress Party in the forthcoming Assembly elections, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha & Former Chief Minister of J&K asserted that it the Congress-led Government alone which has proven credentials of being pro-development regime and that it alone can meet the expectations of the flood-ravaged people of the State..  

Maintaining that Congress-led Government between 2006-08 laid emphasis on equitable, balanced and all-round development of the Jammu &Kashmir,Ghulam Nabi Azad said that for better future of the youth of the State and to revive an era of prosperity, development and fast-track infrastructure building, people of the State should allow the Congress Party an opportunity to lead the State Government.

Ghulam Nabi Azad was speaking in a public meeting at Devsar in South Kashmir organised by Congress Party on the eve of filing of nomination papers by Mohammad Amin Bhat. Earlier Azad accompanied Mohammad Amin Bhat to the office of Returning Officer to file the nomination papers which was followed by an impressive road show and a rally.

Recalling the thrust laid on speedy and time-bound execution of developmental projects to set the State on the path of prosperity and progress, Azad said that it is the Congress-led Government which scripted a new chapter of development-oriented governance in the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

Azad said that unprecedented developmental activities were started in the State of J&K with focus on building of roads, bridges, tourism development authorities, inter-regional haighways, schools, colleges, Offsite University Campuses, health infrastructure, etc.

Alluding to the measures taken to promote development and decentralise administrative machinery in South Kashmir, Azad said that during his tenure as Chief Minister, two new Districts and many new Tehsils were created in South Kashmir which brought governance to the doorsteps of the people.

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