Senior BJP Leaders from Inderwal including Sarpanch Dugga Drabshalla Shahid Rashid Mattoo, Abdul Salam, Gulzar Ahmed, Manzoor Ahmed Retired BDO, Abdul Rashid, Haji Mohd Ayoob, Kunj Lal, Subash Chander, Dhara Singh, Roshan Lal, CHowdhary Abdul Rashid, Tanveer Ahmed, Rakesh Kumar, and Ram Prasad Gupta along with their supporters today joined the Indian National Congress (INC) Party. They were welcomed into the party fold by the Congress candidate from Inderwal and MLA Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori.
Speaking on the occasion, Saroori said the doors of Congress are open for all well meaning people, who want to contribute in the party’s efforts to bring about lasting peace, and development in the region. He said it is encouraging that the people in large numbers are joining the Congress and reposing their faith in the democratic process to find solution of their problems.
Saroori said the party represents hope and optimism in Jammu and Kashmir in the days of gloom and disenchantment.Appealing people from different walks of life particularly youth to become part of the party, Saroori said Congress offers a platform for all well meaning people to encourage them and play their role in party’s vision of political resolution and good governance.Speaking on the occasion, Shahid Rashid Mattoo and other new entrants reposed full faith in the leadership of Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mr. G. M. Saroori and have inspired by the development scenario in the Inderwal Assembly segment. They also highlighted that Mr. Azad and Mr. Saroori are real representative of general public and is having transparent policies which attracted them to join Congress party. They assured that they will work hard for strengthening the party in the areas.
Later Saroori addressed many public meetings at Drabshalla, Tagood, Dadpeth, Vethana, Dagar Nala and Singpora areas Tehsil Chatroo and Mugalmaidan and said Congress is committed to create better infrastructure facilities for the people of the area especially living in the remote and far-flung areas without any kind of discrimination and people must see the performance of UPA I and UPA II from the last ten years. While addressing large gatherings Saroori said that many people of different political parties will come to make their claims but the people must realize the performance of the candidate on the ground while making the choice for their candidate in the Assembly election.
Saroori exhorted the people to extend their full support to Congress party, saying this will be support to the forward looking policies and programmes being implemented by Congress government. He further said that there is a need for carrying forward the developmental activities in the J&K State especially in remote and far flung villages. He said that equitable development has been the main plank of Congress and the party has ensured that people irrespective of region, religion and caste get equal opportunities of progress.Prominent among those local congress leaders, workers, members, youth congress members and people in large were present in these public meetings.