PDP Different from Other Parties: Mehbooba

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Anantnag: Terming Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a party based on principles, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said her party’s agenda has always dictated the PDP leadership for taking any course of action.

Seeking vote for her brother Mufti Tassaduq, contesting Anantnag seat, Mehbooba told a workers meet here that it was this basic declaration of the party which got incorporated into these alliance agreements after which the PDP joined power in 2002 and 2015.

The PDP president said it was this factor which makes her Party different from other political parties.

“As a contrast whenever coalition Governments were formed in the State by some other political parties, no terms of reference were set and no written agreements were made before joining the Government”, she said while quoting the examples of Rajiv-Farooq Accord of 1986, Omar-Rahul Accord of 2008 and NC joining BJP at the Centre in 1999. “Least of all, no formal discussions were held”, she told the workers.

Mehbooba praised the workers for remaining steadfast with the leadership in its propagation and implementation of the party’s agenda.

“This time also we have come with an agenda of peace, reconciliation and development in the State. And we are confident that we will be able to get it implemented for the larger interests of the people of Jammu & Kashmir and rest of the country”, the PDP President said while asking the workers to take ahead this agenda purposefully and with dedication.

The Chief Minister said dialogue and development has been the cornerstone of Party’s agenda which it would pursue without any deviation or departure. “Because, we have seen, it is only with dialogue and discourse, coupled with good governance, that we can heal the wounds of the State”, she observed.

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