Mehbooba Mufti warns against divisive forces

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday that certain forces are out to fulfill the dangerous agenda of dividing people of the state in the name of region and religion.

Addressing a meeting of senior leaders of her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) here, she asked party cadre to reach out to all sections of society to confront the emerging challenges posed by the different divisive and subversive forces in the state.

“There are forces active on ground with dangerous agenda to divide the people in the name of religion and region and their every attempt has to be defeated with firmness,” she said and sought people’s cooperation in maintaining calm so that developmental initiatives can take shape.

Noting the PDP has been able to inspire confidence, among a majority of the people in all the regions of the state about its ability to solve the multiple problems faced by Jammu and Kashmir on political, economic administrative and financial fronts, Mehbooba Mufti said the party will carry forward its agenda of political resolution, economic empowerment, good governance and employment generation and convert Jammu and Kashmir into a real welfare state.

She said the same has been reiterated in the party’s “Agenda of Alliance” with the BJP.

Reiterating her resolve to establish a new system of justice and equality in the state, she said the aim of her party is to script a new chapter in its political history by removing trust deficit among different regions.

“PDP is a cementing force to unite all regions and sub-regions of the state. Earning faith and trust of the people of J&K is the biggest achievement of PDP,” she said.