‘Emergence of regional parties good for democracy’

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 23:09

Samba: Emergence of regional parties
in the recent Assembly polls is a positive trend towards
development of genuine political federalism in the country,
PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said on Sunday.

"Emergence of regional parties in the recent elections
has shown that there are strong regional aspirations and
these aspirations are also getting adequate representation.

The recent developments are good sign for federal structure of
the country," Sayeed said while addressing a public meeting at
Samba today.

He, however, said that besides accommodating regional
aspirations, the national issues like the Kashmir problem
should be in focus. "In the new perspective, the vital
national issue like Jammu and Kashmir should not loose its
relevance," he said.

"All sections of political opinion have to lend a
helping hand in the process of resolving the Kashmir issue,"
he said and made an appeal to the emerged regional forces
in the country to evolve consensus to solve national issues
like the Kashmir problem.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 23:09

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