Cautioning the people to beware from pisive forces that are hell bent to create confusion among masses, just to grab power, Senior J&K Congress leader and MLA Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori on Friday described erstwhile Doda district as miniature of secular India and appealed the people to cast their votes to strengthen the secular forces.Contesting Assembly election from Inderwal Assembly segment, G. M. Saroori, during his campaign in the higher reaches of Kishtwar district addressed various public meetings at Gujjar Khothan Drabshalla, Joshana, Salana, Bahdat, Bat Pura, Kral Pura, Bugrana, Barhoti, Chalosu, Kalchanda, Tatani, Hura, Patti, Londhari, Piyakul, Neju, Shrouti, today and said that after announcement of election, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have started propaganda to pert the attention of the masses, which they call wave in befooling the people, now evident nowhere.
Lambasting BJP and PDP for its lust to come in power by hoodwinking the innocent people of the country, Saroori said that “the population of Chenab basin that comprises the Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban and Banihal belts is a symbol of secularism. “Only secularism can ensure development,” Saroori said.
He called upon the people to counter the pisive moves of certain political parties, which are least bothered about the addressing the miseries of the people and instead they (political parties) have just one hidden agenda i.e. to befool the people on the name of religion and caste and exploit their votes.“Number of Hydro power projects worth thousands of crores of rupees has been made functional while number of such projects is in the process of its completion and shall be made functional in near future. Saroori said that he laid much focus on road connectivity, health, PHE and power sectors. The people of this constituency were facing lot of hardships due to lack of these facilities. There is still much more to do for minimizing the miseries of the people, he maintained.
Saroori said restoration of peace, construction of thousands of bridges, roads, schools, colleges, Administrative units, Medical colleges, cancer hospital, Sub-centres and other developmental schemes besides enactment of historic legislations to empower people and ensure transparency in all fields of administration by the Congress party “has been possible with the financial and logistic support by the Congress-led UPA I and UPA II.”Other speakers have appeal to the people to come in large and vote for son of soil Mr. Saroori on 25th of November for Inderwal constituency as he has vast experience of serving the state in different capacities. They said there is hardly any leader of his stature in the constituency and people should give him whole hearted support and elect him for the Assembly so that he continue to play his role in the state politics and help the erstwhile Doda district for its development stride.Prominent among those Akhtar Hussain Khurwaey, Zahid Hussain, Shahid Rashid Mattoo, Ashraf Mattoo, Abdul Majeed Rahi, Hari Ram, Master Sharief, Mohd Shafi Butt, Mohd Iqbal Zarger, Shamas Din, Baby Chand, other local congress leaders, workers, Youth Congress members and people in large were present in these public meetings.