PDP to play the role of a responsible opposition: Mehbooba

PDP claimed to have emerged as a strong regional force with a substantive mandate to protect J-K's political and economic interests.

Written by Agencies | Srinagar | Published:January 10, 2009 4:23 pm

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claimed to have emerged as a strong regional force with a substantive mandate to protect Jammu and Kashmir’s political and economic interests and said party would give ample time to the new government to implement its schemes.

“With a substantial increase in its vote-share,PDP has now arrived as a major regional player on the state’s political scene,” PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said while addressing a post-poll rally in Shopian town in South Kashmir.

Mehbooba also said that her party would play the role of a responsive and responsible opposition and would give reasonable space and time to the new dispensation to deliver on its commitments made during the electioneering.

“We expect the new government,to start with,deliver on its promise of releasing all the political detainees,providing jobs to at least two lakh unemployed youth immediately and announce stipend for the educated unemployed youth,” Mehbooba said.

She further said that PDP would ensure people’s participation in the political decision-making and will see the process does not remain confined to participation in elections alone.

She also demanded the implementation of sixth pay commission report in the state and asked the government to hike the retirement age of the government employees to 60,along with reduction in electricity tariff.

Video of the day

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results