Jammu and Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) vice president and MLC G N Monga Sunday said that had PDP not withdrawn support to Ghulam Nabi Azad led coalition government in 2008, state would have seen unprecedented development in the last seven years. According to a statement issued to KNS, address party workers in Alochi Bagh and Safakadal in Srinagar, he said, “Had PDP not withdrawn the support to Ghulam Nabi Azad led government in 2008, there would have been entirely different developmental scenario in the state. During Azad sahib two and half year tenure, the state saw unprecedented development which is still visible on ground.” Recalling the tenure of Azad as Chief Minister of the State, Monga said people of the State still remember and admire him (Azad) for his concern with regard to empowering people in all the three regions. “The current mess on political map of the state is due to the fact that PDP leadership betrayed Azad sahib at crucial junction. Had PDP not withdrawn support to Azad sahib that time, rightwing parties like BJP could have never been in power in J&K,” the Congress MLC said adding that there is no need to count the developmental works done by Ghulam Nabi Azad during his tenure. While urging the Party cadres to gear-up for coming Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and Panchayat elections, Monga said Congress has always been committed for overall development of the State from the grass roots level and would continue to work for strengthening people. He also urged the Party workers to work with enthusiasm and reach out to the people for resolution of the problems facing by them. Describing the PDP-BJP coalition a complete failure, he said that coalition government is not serious about the issues confronting people.
2015 Kashmir Despatch