JK :Only PDP capable of channeling people’s voice in and out of Parliament: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Apr 30 (UNI) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that PDP is the only party in Jammu and Kashmir’s political landscape that can raise its voice against the current assault being launched on multiple fronts to erode Jammu and Kashmir’s core identity.

Addressing road shows in Anantnag-Rajouri constituency’s many areas in Anantnag district Mehbooba said that the massive participation of people in her rallies is proof that PDP lives in people’s hearts and represents their aspirations.

She reiterated that the ongoing elections in Jammu and Kashmir are not for any post or any chair but to send a strong voice to the Parliament that could represent the voice of the disenfranchised people of Jammu and Kashmir and tell it on the face of those at the helm that what was done on August 5, 2019, was wrong and whatever was snatched away from us must be returned with interest.

“The ongoing polls are about sending that voice to the parliament that could expose those actions by which Jammu and Kashmir is being plundered of its rich wealth, its resources, its jobs, its lands, and more importantly its unique identity. We will not allow that to happen at all costs. Parliament is the podium where we can make our voices heard and expose the wrongs committed against our people since 2019,” Mehbooba said.

The PDP President also highlighted the immense sacrifices rendered by her workers towards her cause, stating that it is a poor party worker who, despite his financial constraints, is funding her election campaign.

“Those who got the top posts of Ministers in the past due to PDP left me, but my workers remained by my side even amid the most tumultuous times. Even when I was jailed for the longest period compared to other political leaders post Article 370, my workers remained by my side. Even after my release, my family was hounded, my aged mother summoned by ED, our passports were confiscated, and they didn’t even spare my father’s graveyard – which was also raided, I was made homeless. Mufti ( Mohammad Sayeed) Sahib didn’t leave an estate for me behind but I can tell this with pride that my worthy and sumptuous possessions are you – my people. You have remained by my side and I promise you I will never let you down,” Mehbooba said.

She also appealed to the workers of the National Conference and Congress to understand the gravity of the situation and support the PDP so that the people’s just voice could reach the parliament.

While talking to reporters on the sidelines of the campaign trail, Mehbooba termed the present situation extremely worrisome for the entire country as well as for Jammu and Kashmir in particular.

“The government is snatching possessions of poor people and giving it to a select few capitalists. This is lethal for people, and if we do not wake up now, it is going to be the end of imagination. The way Jammu and Kashmir’s core identity is being eroded, it is PDP alone that can provide a bulwark against the current tirade. The massive support is proof that PDP lives in people’s hearts and represents their aspirations,” Mehbooba said.

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