PDP to emerge victorious with absolute majority: Hanjura
Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday held a day long party convention at central Kashmir’s Char-e-Shareif segment in which senior party functionaries and hundreds of supporters took part.
According to the PDP spokesman, addressing the convention, party general secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura asked people to overwhelmingly vote for party’s candidate for Srinagar parliament elections Aga Syed Mohsin while terming him a person who can represent peoples aspirations in the parliament with more zeal and zest.
Hanjura said that since inception, PDP has been echoing the sentiments of people on every platform and on every pedestal. He said that in the present situation when violence, rampage and dictatorial policies have become a new normal, it is the PDP which is telling truth to power, opposing ban on Jamaat and JKLF while pitching for dialogue with Hurriyat and with Pakistan.
Hanjura reiterated that those at the helm must understand that no battle is w0n by training the guns against the innocent people and instead of turning Kashmir into a theatre of war, the government of India must initiate reconciliation with Pakistan, dialogue with Hurriyat and declare armistice on the borders.
He added that the PDP’s core agenda has always been to facilitate a political process and not just to form a government.
The PDP General Secretary said that when for the first time PDP came to power in 2002, dialogue with the separatists was initiated and Prime Minister Vajpayee from Srinagar extended his hand of friendship to Pakistan and created history when he said that one can change friends but not neighbours. “There were also two rounds of dialogue between the Centre and the Hurriyat Conference and such confidence-building measures put the violence-infested Kashmir subtly back on the track,” Hanjura said.
Other PDP leaders who were present on the occasion include MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam, Muntazir Mohi-ud-din, Er Nazir Ahmad Yatoo, Mohammad Yasin Bhat, Adv Mohammad Ashraf and Abdul Salaam Bhat.