Reacting sharply to the allegations leveled by JKLF chairman that scores of politicians including Khurshid Alam used resistance movement as a “launching pad” to give boost to their political careers, the People’s Democratic Party leader Khurshid Alam Thursday said that “the elements that are being hired by National Confernece to instigate false propaganda against the ‘just leadership’ of Kashmir must be asked to reveal their credentials as they changed their gods as people change clothes.”In a statement to CNS, Alam said that throughout his life he worked for the welfare of the people and always raised voice in favour of distressed government employees. “I never used or exploited anyone for my goal. My only goal was and is to work for the downtrodden and needy. My God knows what is in my heart and I don’t need certificate from anybody to prove myself,” he said.
He said that right from his childhood politics was his passion and he always wanted to serve the people.Alam “while taking jibe at the elements that at present are hell-bent upon creating chaos into the minds of the troubled people of Kashmir through the malicious and pseudo revelations, has stated that he as person always strived for the rights of the employees of Jammu and Kashmir and that history stands testimony to the fact that he never took any mileage from politics.”“Show me a single incident wherein I have used any political stage of any political party whether of the mainstream or of the separatist camp wherein I have served my goals,” said Alam.He maintained further that the employees of the state choose him as their leader and to end their issues and woes became the major concern of his life. “It was the hardships faced by the employees that compelled him to represent their just voice.
”He stated that in 1973 he joined the ‘Government servants Federation’ led by Sardar Mushtaq Khan. In 1984, Food Employees Association elected him as president. In 1988-89- Employees and Workers Confederation elected him as senior vice- president that was then headed by Ghulam Hassan Asmi. “In 1994, I was elected as president of the same association and then an amalgam of the employees’ association came into existence in which I worked as a president and strived for the common cause of the government employees.”Alam said that National Conference is leaving no stone unturned to level allegations against him and that while failing to do so, the paid agents of the party are being used to serve the purpose. “My life is an open book. People know me since the love and affection of employees choose me a leader. I was there for the common cause, I am here for the common cause, come what may, I will continue to strive for the rights of the state employees and for the downtrodden.” (CNS)