Kupwara: Peoples Democratic Party President and Member Parliament, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today said that her party stands by its commitment to fight for the peoples cause and to bring a qualitative improvement in their lives.
The Assembly elections of 2014 have thrown up a challenging mandate loaded with arduous responsibilities and huge expectations, Ms Mehbooba said while addressing a party convention here.
She said unfortunately the previous regime led by National Conference has left the State in a terrible mess and the present Government has not only to undo the damage done by that regime but mark a new beginning, with a fresh resolve, on political, economic and developmental fronts. The revelations made in the latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) that how the previous regime has left around 300 developmental works worth Rs 1500 crore unfinished is just the tip of the iceberg, she said and added that hundreds of school buildings, roads, water supply schemes and other projects were taken up and left midway by that regime just to fill the coffers of the politco-contractor nexus that was rampant during that period. Even the salaries of the government employees had been diverted to make this politco-contractor flourish, she maintained.
Making it clear that Jammu and Kashmir cannot develop without a flourishing democracy and democracy cannot be sustained without peace and development, Ms Mehbooba reiterated her partys resolve to facilitate dignified solution of the political and economic challenges confronting the State and its people.
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