Jammu, Apr 11: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said that the Congress believed in development and progressive work.Addressing a rally in support of Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituency candidate Vikramaditya Singh in Chatroo, Bunjwah areas of Inderwal constituency in Kishtwar, Mr Azad said "if the Congress comes to power in the state, we will build more schools, hospitals, colleges and the other institutions in the state."
He said Gujjar community has an important role to play in the society. “But unfortunately BJP neglected it since 2014,” Mr Azad said adding, “Congress party’s manifesto will talk about the welfare and progress of the Gujjar community". "Congress shall provide free education up to Class 12 and free medical treatment to those who belong to Gujjar community," he said.
He also said that the party “will make new strict laws so that another shocking incident like Kathua rape and murder does not happen again in the state”.Mr Azad said that people of Erstwhile Doda district hold the key to power and hoped that they will remain steadfast and united in nipping the conspiracies being hatched by outsiders to divide them. He urged them to vote wisely and decisively in order to start the momentum to the development process as also maintain their grip on the levers of power in the State.
Mr Azad asserted that a united and forceful voice that will rise from this region will earn them respect and dignity in the politico-governance structure of the State. "It is Congress party alone which has allowed an opportunity to the people of this backward and remote region to carve out space for themselves in the democratic order of the State”, he said adding “Congress has given a sense of identity to the people of Chenab valley and this is duly acknowledged by the visionary and farsighted people of this region”. (UNI)