Mufti Assures honourable return of KPs to their native places

Cong equally responsible for trust deficit between people of J&K and rest of the country
JAMMU: Emphasizing on the need of formulating a long term policy to solve all problems of Jammu and Kashmir, patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said that Congress is equally responsible for prevailing trust-deficit between people of the State and rest of the country.
“Like National Conference, leadership of Congress is also equally responsible for prevailing anarchy, chaos and sense of uncertainty in State”, Mufti said while addressing a public meeting at Khanpur area of Nagrota Assembly segment in support of party candidate Yash Pal Sharma.
Mufti reminded the gathering that it is a historical fact whenever Congress has entered into alliance with National Conference, the State of Jammu and Kashmir plunged into unprecedented crisis and their alliance always proved ominous for the people of this region. “It is coincidence that whenever both these parties shared power, alienation of people increased and faith of the masses in the system badly shattered”, he observed and added that like their previous experiments for enjoying power, the present NC-Congress coalition has also proved disastrous for the people of Jammu and Kashmir as during the last five and half years alienation of people has been increasing with every passing day and credibility of the government has reached to its lowest ebb.
“Coalition has been exposed due to its misdeed, mis-governance and mal-administration so people are looking towards PDP to get them rid from the present anarchist dispensation”, Mufti said and observed that change is imminent in Jammu and Kashmir and the coming Lok Sabha elections is a step forward towards change.
“PDP led coalition regime had laid a foundation of mutual trust and confidence among inhabitants of different regions of the State”, he said and challenged his opponent to come out with any evidence of discrimination with any regions or sub-regions during PDP led regime.
PDP patron said that his party would remove the walls of hatred among different regions of the State and would also remove the trust deficit between people of Jammu and Kashmir and rest of the country. “Through our convictions and programmes, we would remove this trust deficit”; he asserted and added that it was aim of the PDP to remove these misconceptions.
Observing that PDP is the real voice of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, he said that regional parties were emerging all over the country and PDP is the only region party of J&K which enjoys faith and confidence of all sections of the society.
He said that PDP had played historic role in restoring peoples’ faith in the democratic institutions of the country. He especially mentioned that 2002 assembly elections were turning pointing in the history of the State when people of Jammu and Kashmir had realized that they can change government through their votes.
Yashpal Sharma, Dr Sammer Koul, Ved Mahajan, Shanti Devi, Ab Hamid Choudhary, Rashid Malik, Rashpal Singh Bittoo also addressed the meetings.
Earlier addressing a meeting of Kashmiri Pandits in support of party candidate Mehbooba Mufti, PDP patron reiterated resolve of his party to facilitate honourable return of Kashmiri Pandit migrants to their native places. He sought support and cooperation of the Kashmiri Pandit community to change the present system. “PDP has already started the process of transformation to change destiny of the people of this State”, he said, adding, “I want your role in the process of transformation and you have to be with us in our efforts to establish a new system in the State”.
He recalled contribution of Kashmiri Pandits leaders especially Sham Lal Saraf, M N Koul, P N Bajaj, Kashyap Bandu, D P Dhar, P LHando and others in strengthening democratic system in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Aim of PDP is not just to attain the power but our ultimate goal is to change destiny of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and to establish a system where justice will be given to all sections of the society”, he said and exhorted the displaced community to come forward and join PDP’s campaign to change the system. “You have to be instrumental in the process of transformation”, he told the gathering.
“Return of Kashmiri Pandits to their native places in Kashmir Valley is must to maintain the ethnicity and diversity of Kashmiri culture”, he maintained and reiterated his party’s solve to facilitate honourable return of the community. “It is my desire to bring back all Kashmiri Pandits who have left their homes and hearths two decades back”, he announced.
Mufti appealed Kashmiri Pandits living in different parts of Jammu to cast their vote in favour of PDP candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
“I am here to seek support for PDP candidate Mehbooba Mufti, who is president of our party and contesting Lok Sabha election”, he said.
Ramesh Koul, Ashok Siddah, Maharaj Krishan, R K Bali, Punnet Jamwal, Dr R K Pardesi, Nanaji Wattal, K B Kav, Sunil Bhat, S K Rana, Anju Bhan, Durga Nath, Hira Lal, Deep, Manoj Koul, P N Zuthsi, Raskeen Bhat, Daeepak Raina, Bharat Bhushan, Ashiq Hussain, Kuldeep Sharma,  Surinder Khajuria, Rama Khajuria, Shami Akhtar, Ropali, Showkat Choudhary, Adv Irfan Choudhary, Najeeb Choudhary, Shak Mohd and others were also present on the occasion.