In a veiled attack on National Conference, ruling People’s Democratic Party Thursday said people of Jammu and Kashmir were bearing the brunt of past mistakes as the leadership which showed them “green pastures” signed the 1975 accord, changing the post of the Prime Minister to that of the Chief Minister.
“Contrary to this, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed spent his life to get the people out of the vicious cycle of violence and infuse in them the enough confidence to scan the horizons of prosperity with eager hope,” PDP General Secretary, Peerzada Mansoor Hussain said at a public rally in Budgam district’s Beerwah.
Mansoor said the PDP founder and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed never believed in the politics of deceit and always pursued the agenda of peoples’ well being with earnest efforts and selfless courage. “Mufti sahib never did the politics of animosity and never lured the people once in the name of Quit Kashmir Movement of 1946, followed by accession in 1947 and then the Plebiscite movement in 1953,” Hussain said.
He said the PDP has been demanding, since its inception, that dialogue between the two countries is inevitable for the peaceful South Asia and that people of the state are the basic stakeholders in the talks between the two countries. “The people in J&K are the worst sufferers of the bloodshed and mayhem and are the basic stakeholders without whom no dialogue can reach to the logical conclusion. Both the countries need to take the people in confidence ahead of treading ahead,” PDP general secretary said.