Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leaders on Tuesday discussed issues confronting the state, particularly political situation in the Jammu and Kashmir, where first of the four phase polls evoked mixed response on Monday.
The second phase polling, mostly in Srinagar, will be held tomorrow.
Despite boycott by the PDP and National Conference (NC) besides CPI(M), the Governor administration went ahead to hold Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and Panchayat elections in the state.
A spokesman of the PDP said here this afternoon that chaired by party’s vice- president Abdul Rahman Veeri, a high level meeting of general secretaries, district presidents and senior leaders of the party was held on Tuesday at the party headquarters here.
He said the meeting discussed at threadbare the issues being confronted by the people and measures needed to be taken to further strengthen the party at the grass roots.
Furthermore, views and suggestions from the party functionaries were taken over the party’s future course of action and issues that merit party leadership’s immediate and thorough attention.
The leaders present in the meet emphasised upon the fact that the party’s prime objective is to protect the special position of the state and to foil any attempt aimed at the dilution of special position being accorded to Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing the meet, Veeri said that the the PDP founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed stood up against all odds to secure a better tomorrow for state’s younger generation and that the masses all across the state have been guiding the PDP to shun the path of comfort and not to substitute words for actions. He added that the party every day takes pledge to fight for the betterment of the people of the state and never allow anyone to barter the interests of Jammu and Kashmir against petty power.
Veeri also underscored the major achievements witnessed by the PDP led government in the state, remarking that Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the new era of equitable development. He added that from taking measures for regularising 60 thousand daily wagers to making fast track recruitments, from making the availability of ration to the people in abundance to opening of the closed power corridors for the people, the PDP remained in a forefront to honour the commitments it has made with the people since its foundation.