PDP lives in hearts of people of J&K, says Mehbooba 


The PDP leader backed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s claims that BJP would seek to rewrite the constitution if returned to power…reports Asian Lite News

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) party chief Mehbooba Mufti has alleged that BJP will try to end reservation for weaker sections if it comes back to power and that it is giving benefits to few industrialists.

She said the PDP is in the hearts of the people because it has done work which no other party did in Jammu and Kashmir.

The PDP leader backed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s claims that BJP would seek to rewrite the constitution if returned to power.

“Rahul Gandhi is very much right that the BJP will try to abolish OBC, ST and SC Quota in the near future. BJP is trying to provide benefits to a few people…,” Mehbooba Mufti said during roadshow here.

Addressing a rally on Monday in Chhattisgarh, Rahul Gandhi held a copy of the Indian Constitution and said BJP will attempt to rewrite the Constitution and do away with reservation. He said Congress is committed to safeguarding the Constitution.

Mehbooba Mufti, who is contesting Lok Sabha polls from Anantnag-Rajouri seat, said that the PDP continues to resonate with the people due to the work it did while in power.

“The way efforts are being made to erase the identity of Jammu and Kashmir, PDP is the only voice in such a situation that has been raising issues for the past five years,” she said.

She said that National Conference did not hold the hand of friendship extended by the PDP.

Mufti that she stands for uniting and not dividing people of the two regions of the union territory.

She is on a weeklong poll campaign programme in Poonch and Rajouri districts these days. She moved to Poonch town on Saturday after addressing people in the Mendhar and Surankote areas of the district.

She reached Poonch and Rajouri on April 25 by travelling through the Mughal Road that connects the Valley with the Jammu division as an alternative road link.

She told a public meeting, “Irrespective of religion and region, we have to move together and raise a united voice to seek redressal of our issues.

“I am thankful for the warm welcome given to me by the local people including Paharis, Gujjars and Hindus living here.

“I stand to unite people and not to divide them. Everyone is adversely affected when there is a problem and everyone gets benefitted when issues are resolved,” she said.

She asked voters to support her as she is aware of the demands of the people of Poonch which include a medical college, extension of the rail link and completion of the under-construction Parnai hydro-electric project.

She said she had not come to make any false promises but, would be the voice of the people if elected to the Lok Sabha.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission on Tuesday decided to defer the polls for the Anantnag-Rajouri Lok Sabha seat in Jammu and Kashmir from the third phase on May 7 to the sixth and penultimate phase on May 25.

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