DAP to emerge strong political force in J&K: Azad
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Democratic Azad Party Chairman, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday, while addressing the party workers in Jammu, stressed for early elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said, in democracy governor rule can’t be prolonged at any cost. But here in Jammu Kashmir, we continue to live under the same and they probably want us to live on the mercy of bureaucracy.
On the occasion Congress leader Naveen Bali, Corporator Anu Bali along with hundreds of workers joined the DAP.
Speaking to the gathering, Azad said that DAP is a political forum open for all but only merit will prevail.
He said he doesn’t want to continue with the people who have poor or tainted political track record but his party is looking for fresh and energetic faces who can work for the people.
He, however, said that no one should expect a rosy bed and enjoy the power only.
He said whosoever joins his party will have to work hard and keep his record clean.
Commenting on the secularism, Azad said every citizen of India has to believe in its diverse culture and rise above the religious, social and cultural beliefs to respect each other.
He said his party has thrown doors open for all people who wants to join hands for the better and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir. “Above all I am the citizen of India and anybody from any religious and social background can come and meet me. Because God has made us all human beings with different identities,” he said.
He made it clear that he is not in the politics to build business empires and buy properties but as a politician his only job is to serve humanity.
“Politics mean sewa. It is not any other profession where you can make wealth and build empires. I believe in Sewa and I will continue to do,” he said.
Azad said that we all citizens have to build an inclusive mind-set where no one is discriminated. “If there is a filth in our minds, we will ruin our country which has a rich history,” he said, adding, “We citizens of all religions have to live and die in this country together.” Among others who were present on the occasion were G.M Saroori, R.S Chib, Jugal Kishore, Vinod Mishra, Amrinder Singh Micky, Salman Nizami, Subash Gupta, Gourav Chopra, Maheshwar Singh, Sobat Ali, Prabha Salathia, Gurmeet Kaur, Hira Lal Abrol, Sunita Arora, Ashwani Handa, Kirtan Singh, Heena Bhatti and others.