Mehbooba compliments people

Srinagar: Complimenting the people in general and the PDP cadres in particular for turning up in such large numbers at the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s public rally in Srinagar today, Member Parliament and PDP President, Ms Mehbooba Mufti said it is vindication of the fact that the people are not only acknowledging and appreciating the good work being done by the state government led by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, but they have full faith in his leadership.

“Even though we didn’t yet get much time to deliver on our promises and have been in the Government for only eight months, the overwhelming presence of the people in today’s public rally has reiterated the fact that they have tremendous faith the leadership of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and he has the commitment to deliver,” she said and added that the State Government is committed to respond to and mitigate the political and economic problems of the State with fresh resolve. “And I assure the people that the results of our efforts would bear fruit soon,” she said.

She said the people of the State in general and the youth in particular are looking up towards the present Government with great hope and expectations to put up a responsive political structure, productive economic setup and supportive social fabric in place.  “Our endeavor would be to respond to and mitigate the complex problems of the state, faced as it is with decades long political uncertainty, development deficit, unfulfilled aspirations, mounting unemployment, corruption, nepotism and favoritism,” she said and added that the State needs the cooperation of the Centre in transforming the ground situation in J&K for the larger welfare of its residents.

Welcoming the economic package announced by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for J&K, Ms Mehbooba said besides infrastructure rebuilding, the package also includes funds for the rehabilitation of the flood-affected households, traders and growers who suffered huge economic losses in the devastating deluge of September 2014. “The announcement by the Prime Minister that Rs 80000 crore package is not the end but the beginning of a process of rebuilding Jammu and Kashmir’s economy is an inspiring gesture which would go a long way in rebuilding people’s trust in the democratic institutions,” she said.

Mehbooba also hailed the Prime Minister’s announcement of carrying forward and consolidating the initiatives of former Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Jammu and Kashmir, which he had announced at the same venue in 2003.

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