Committed to equal growth in all Kashmir regions: PDP

November 30th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Nov 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday said it was committed to “remove regional disparities and to treat all regions equally in all spheres of life”.

PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, also a former chief minister, spoke of regional balance at a meeting with party workers here, a day after the ruling National Conference’s MP Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri alleged that Kashmiris were being subjected to “gradual disempowerment” under the current regime of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

Ratanpuri, a Rajya Sabha member, earlier gave the statement to a Kashmir-based news agency Tuesday. His charges were rebutted by advisor to chief minister Mubarak Gul.

The PDP leader also highlighted how the coalition government of the PDP and the Congress from 2002-05 upheld the regional balance in the border state.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed told party workers that “the PDP-led regime had set an example of equitable and balanced development in Jammu and Kashmir”.

“After 1947, for the first time all regions were treated equally in development and other decision-making process and the credit for this goes to the PDP-Congress regime which was formed in the year 2002,” he said.

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