Expressing the confidence that the people of Jammu & Kashmir would defeat the designs to fragment their votes, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader and candidate for Khanyar constituency Muhammad Khurshid Aalam Friday said he expected the people to give a decisive mandate to his party.“Coalition era is over at the national level, where the people have given a decisive mandate to a single party to lead the country and we need a strong government in Jammu and Kashmir too that could pursue the issues of the state and represent the aspirations of the people boldly at all forums both in and outside the state,” he said while addressing a public meeting at Khanyar here.Aalam cautioned the people about the nefarious designs of certain forces in Jammu & Kashmir who are out to fragment votes and polarize the situation for their trivial political interests.
“Political scenario has taken total turn around not only at the national level but also in some pivotal states like Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and other states. where people have given a decisive mandate to regional parties allowing them to understand and address the local issues strongly,” he said and added the people of the state in the same fashion should give an overwhelming support to the PDP, which has the vision as well as strong resolve to solve the all the issues facing the state.Baig said the people should not waste their vote by casting it in favour of those smaller groups which have emerged overnight with a specific mission to pide the electorate and instead give a blunt message to those forces and support the PDP, which is ‘spearheading the movement of change in the state.’
He added that of National Conference and Congress the political scenario has changed the political scenario in the state. “The BJP which is pursuing a negative agenda for the state and want to harm the distinctive identity of Jammu and Kashmir to increase their numbers in the state legislature,” he said and added the PDP is the party which can only take the BJP head-on to safeguard the interests of the people.
“PDP during its brief tenure in the government scripted a new chapter of peace and development in the state and the party not only revived people’s trust in the democratic institutions, but set an example of honesty and transparency in the governance system. The party delivered much it had promised to the people, but the ruling National Conference only brought destruction and sell-outs of the state’s interests and resources,” he said adding the ruling dispensation has vitiated the whole atmosphere of peace and reconciliation which was created by the PDP with the support of people.He added that the trademark of NC is destructions, killing of civilians and violation of human rights violations.