Give Govt Reasonable Time To Deliver: CM
10 September 2003
The Times of India
Srinagar: Asserting that the coalition government is conscious of people's high expectations from it, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday said that a number of bold initiatives have already been taken that would show good results soon. Addressing a mammoth public meeting at Tulamula her here this afternoon, the Chief Minister said that these initiatives need to be consolidated which may take some time. He said that every region would get justice and equitable share of development. Asking people not to be impatient for quick results, the Chief Minister said that difference in governance between the present dispensation and of the past is already discernible. While our objective is very high to provide justice to every region and sections of the people with equitable opportunities of development, he said, he would not hesitate in saying that the governance of our brief period of 9 months is much better than the past dispensations. It is because of our seriousness in governance and addressing all issues in a systematic manner that people's expectations are increasing. This itself speaks the difference about the governance. He said rising expectations of the people are the indicator of our performance. He said 'we don't believe in hegemony and are conscious of the fact that we will remain in government as long as we have the goodwill of the people'. In any case, a new hope for peace and development has dawned in the state and would be taken to the logical conclusion. Mufti Sayeed thanked the people of Ganderbal for reposing their faith in the People's Democratic Party and ensuring victory of their party nominee Qazi Mohammad Afzal with a heavy margin. He assured them that problems and development needs of people of the area would be taken due care. He announced that Tulmula would be developed as a model village. He ordered for laying a public park, fencing of school building, improvement of roads, training of a local nallah and upgradation of the dispensary to primary health centre. He assured that he would soon convene a meeting of prominent persons of the area to chalk out a detailed plan for development of Ganderbal constituency. Dastarbandi of Mufti Sayeed was also performed at the public meeting. Earlier, on arrival of Mufti Sayeed and other Ministers at Pandach, hundreds of PDP workers in over 150 buses and other vehicles gave a rousing welcome to them. All these vehicles followed his cavalcade to the venue of the public meeting at Tulmula. Minister for Revenue Hakim Mohammad Yasin said that the coalition government headed by Mufti Sayeed has resolved to restore peace with dignity in Jammu and Kashmir with the cooperation of the people. He said a number of revolutionary steps have been taken by it within a short span to provide succour to the people. He said power, health, tourism, education and employment sectors are being given thrust. Hakim said that the people have bid good bye to the era of hegemony and one family rule in the state. He said the coalition does not make false promises, asserting that it believes in matching words and deeds. He said the coalition partners are united like a rock and no one should have any misgivings about it. Minister for PHE Qazi Mohammad Afzal said that Ganderbal is a shining example of Hindu-Muslim unity and secularism and this was evident from the happiness of locals over the launching of the project for development of Khirbhawani shrine. He assured full cooperation of the people of Ganderbal for expeditious completion of the project. Qazi said that Ganderbal was neglected in all spheres of development in the past but now it has received a new momentum of development after Mufti government took over in the state. Minister for Tourism Ghulam Hassan Mir was also present at the public meeting.