Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday asked voters to give a decisive mandate to his party to complete the unfinished agenda of sustainable peace and inclusive growth for Jammu and Kashmir.
Launching his party's poll campaign from Nagrota assembly constituency of Jammu district, the former chief minister said these elections would mark a new beginning in Jammu and Kashmir as people have made up their mind to establish a new system in the state.
"It is the writing on the wall that change is imminent in Jammu and Kashmir and people of Jammu and Kashmir are looking towards PDP as only alternative to get rid of present corrupt, inept system," he said, claiming the people "are eagerly waiting for the opportunity to teach a lesson to those who are responsible for compounding their woes during the last six years".
Sayeed said that the PDP has emerged as "strong and viable alternative" because there is a "feeling among people that only PDP has moral authority to govern the state because during its earlier tenure PDP had proved how to deliver good governance".
"Despite getting a very short span of just three years in power between 2002 and 2005, PDP had set into motion a comprehensive process of economic empowerment and infrastructural development in the state which is to be taken to the logical conclusion," he said.
Sayeed also said his party's visionary political and economic agenda has made it to emerge as a genuine, strong and credible voice of the people of the state.
"PDP has already laid an implementable roadmap for addressing the political and economic issues confronting Jammu and Kashmir and the party would translate the same into reality with the support of the people," he said, seeking support for party candidate Hussain Ali Wafa.
Without naming any party, Sayeed said that unlike others, his PDP never tried to create regional or religious divide to reap political benefits.
"We tried to reach out to every nook and corner of the state to win hearts and winds of the people," he said and added that PDP's pro-peace policies were positively reciprocated by the people from every section of the society.
Senior PDP leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Beigh alleged that the "deceitful" tactics of National Conference (NC) leadership were responsible for trust deficit among different regions of the state.