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J&K cannot afford more confrontation: Mufti Sajjad

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Srinagar, Mar 04:  Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mufti Sajjad Hussain today said the state cannot afford confrontation as it has already suffered a lot and a consensus is needed to work together for development and establishment of peace.

According to a party press release issued here, he said the that PDP is the “most credible political voice in the state and represents not only the aspirations and of the people but also symbolizes accountability, transparency and able governance”.

He said party has a track-record of pursuing the policy of dialogue for resolution of all issues and Mufti Mohammad Syed “changed the discourse in the sub-continent when it witnessed spell of initiatives  from 2002 to 2005”.

According to the press release, he said this while addressing a “mammoth public gathering” at Khiram Nowshehra, Bijbehara.

Lauding the Chief Minister, Mufti said Mehbooba Mufti’s efforts for peace and reconciliation have “started paying dividends”.

Mufti said that “whether it was amnesty to  youth in Kashmir for saving their future or initiation of dialogue process for restoration of normalcy in the state, this government has walked an extra mile to ensure peaceful atmosphere for the people of the state. It is this government’s achievement that we have been ranked at top slot in implementation of NREGA scheme.”

He said that alliance between PDP and BJP was formulated “for the betterment of the state with a proper agenda and policy of development of the state and the government is seriously pursuing its agenda of ensuring specific developmental needs of all the regions of the state.”

He said the party is committed  for implementation of “Agenda of Alliance “ and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti herself has taken it up with Prime Minister in New Delhi during her recent visit  for its early implementation.

“She also  discussed the overall situation, including execution of Prime Minister’s Development Package in the state and impressed upon the need to reach out to all sections of the society which has been duly recognized in the AoA,” the press release quoted him as saying.

Urging the party cadres and leaders to play the role of unifying force and defeat the designs of  divisive forces hell-bent upon disturbing the harmony and secular fabric, he stressed upon the need to isolate anti-peace elements creating wedge between the people to take advantage of the situation.

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