Mehbooba: People should allow Govt to work
STATE TIMES NEWS
Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said peace was pre-requisite for holistic and equitable development of the state and people should allow the government to work and find solutions to the problems
“The government needs time to execute its agenda of development and empowerment. People have to give peace a chance and allow the government to function efficiently so that it can find solution to every problems J and K faces,” she said during election meetings in Budgam district of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, which is going to bypolls on April 9.
The Chief Minister said the only impediment towards ensuring growth and empowerment was “lack of peace”.
“It is heartening to see that the people were asking for our report card as they believe that PDP is their own party and it will fulfil their expectations.
“This feeling makes us work harder on the ground. We are not shying away from the answers and we assure everyone that we stand by our political, economic and developmental agenda,” she said.
Mehbooba said the PDP forged an alliance with the BJP for the benefit of people of all the regions of the state unlike the NC-Congress coalition, which is characterised by just lust for power.
“When we shared the government with the Congress in the past, we got a better deal for our people, and even now when we work with the BJP our motive is welfare of people,” she said, adding that while the PDP-Congress alliance was based on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP), the PDP-BJP alliance is based on an Agenda of Alliance.
In both the cases, the PDP took care of the political, economic and developmental challenges confronting J&K, she said.
Referring to the PDP’s contribution toward changing the political discourse in the entire subcontinent, Mehbooba said “it is the sum total of individual efforts by our workers in creating a viable political alternative that advocated peace and dialogue.
“I seek your active participation in our endeavours to address the issues related to governance, development and peace,” she said adding the PDP will strive towards restoring peace and normalcy on the ground.