Jammu: A senior Congress leader on Monday said
the party is committed to equitable development of all regions
of Jammu and Kashmir and stressed on the need to strengthen it
in the state.
Minister of State for Science and Technology Prithviraj
Chavan said the NC-Congress coalition government has initiated
several development projects, especially in border areas of
"Our party is committed to uplift each and every section
and for equitable development of all parts of Jammu and
Kashmir," Chavan, also the party in-charge for the state, said
while addressing a rally in border town of Poonch, 247 Kms
He said for strengthening the coalition, the Congress has
to increase its presence in the state.
The minister also briefed on various measures initiated
by the Centre and state government for development of the
state, including twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri.
Referred to the `Mughal road project`, he said it will
boost the overall economy of the districts by utilising the
tourism potential of the area.
He said the proposed railway line to the area would be
given due priority and it would lead to transformation in the
life style of people in the districts, which had lagged behind
in several spheres due to proxy war waged from across the
"However, the brave people of these border districts have
always maintained harmony and brotherhood," he said.
JKPCC Chief Saif-ud-Din Soz asked the party workers to
strengthen the party and the present coalition at the grass
root-level to serve the interests of the people.
He said the coalition is working hard to mitigate the
sufferings of people of all parts and to ensure equitable
Soz thanked the UPA government at the Centre for its help
in ensuring peace and progress in the state.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh are very keen in the overall development of all
parts of the state, he said.