Srinagar, May 18 UNI | 2 months ago

Expressing gratitude to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for electing his party candidates as Members of Parliament (MPs), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said it is a historic win for his party.

In a statement issued in Srinagar, Mr Sayeed said, 'I am especially humbled by the overwhelming endorsement of my party's political and economic agenda by the state's young population who have started playing decisive role in democratic exercises as is evident from the results of the recent Lok Sabha polls. Time has come for the state's youth to fully assert themselves to become active partners in political decision-making processes.'

Complimenting the PDP cadres, Mr Sayeed said that they have successfully and effectively carried the party's political and economic agenda to the grassroots level.

Mr Sayeed commended the Election Commission of India (ECI) for ensuring free, fair and peaceful elections in Jammu and Kashmir with the endorsement of the central government led by Dr Manmohan Singh.

'Equally commendable is the role played by the State Administration in accomplishing this drawn-out and massive democratic exercise smoothly,' he added.

'The results of the Lok Sabha polls make it amply clear that the people of the State have come together with their powerful voice and expressed their will in un-ambiguous verdict,' he said.

Asserting that Jammu and Kashmir is at the threshold of a momentous transformation, Mr Sayeed said the state today needs, more than ever before, a caring government, which only a truly committed political party can provide.

'I reiterate my party's resolve to work hand-in-hand with the progressive and democratic forces in the country and the region to facilitate dignified resolution of the Kashmir issue and the issues confronting Jammu and Kashmir,' he said.

Mr Sayeed said the state can't remain aloof from the massive economic progress taking place in the country. 'The region and our enterprising young generation have to be provided a more congenial atmosphere to flourish and assimilate into the free and flourishing global market economy,' he said.

The PDP patron assured that his party would work towards accomplishing its unfinished agenda of securing dignified peace, lasting stability and inclusive prosperity for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, who have suffered countless miseries over the years.

(Posted on 18-05-2014)