Pointing out that the biggest challenge before Narendra Modi government in Delhi was to deal with the sensitive issue of Jammu and Kashmir, the Peoples Democratic Party patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said that the sensitive border state needed a holistic approach to help it overcome its problems.
Reiterating his party’s resolve to act as a facilitator to restore lasting peace in the sub continent, Mufti addressing an impressive rally in border Poonch town hoped that the new government at the Centre would follow the holistic path shown by former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee while dealing with the problems of Jammu and Kashmir. Peace is the only option to move ahead on the path of development and resolve all sensitive issues, he added.
While emphasizing on adopting a human approach to restoring lasting peace in the region, he regretted that residents of the state were facing hardships due to misgovernance of the present regime headed by National Conference.
“The governance deficit has not only increased in the last nearly six years, but it has also eroded credibility of democratic institutions which was a cause of greater worry,’’ he said.
The PDP patron emphasized on restoring people’s faith in governance and democracy as non-governance and trust deficit were the main cause of ever increasing alienation among people. The PDP, he said, was committed to bridge the gap between different regions, also between people of the state and rest of the country.