Seeking a decisive mandate from people of the state, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the people of Jammu and Kashmir were longing to witness a sustained and effective phase of development and progress, and it was Congress-led government that could fulfill this dream.
Azad said that they had a credible track record of performing excellently on the front of development, growth and infrastructure building.
"The state has seen my performance on the parameters of development, infrastructure-building, good governance and work culture, and we are seeking a decisive mandate from the people on the basis of that record," said Azad.
Azad was campaigning in Reasi, Gool Arnas, Gulabgarh-Mahore and Chenani constituencies on Friday.
Azad added that though exploitative, divisive and region-specific parties have again started high pitch election rhetoric to befool the people, but the silver lining was the fact that the wise people of the state have decided to reject the diversionary, emotional and exploitative policies of these parties.
"We are faced with a gigantic task of reviving the flood-ravaged economy, rebuilding public infrastructure and creating employment opportunities for the youth and our political leaders have once again started a sterile discourse of emotional blackmail for the sake of gaining power," alleged Azad.
Cautioning the people against the divisive and polarising agenda of the BJP, Azad said that they exploited people for the last sixty years on Article 370 and now are asking them to forget this issue for the sake of gaining power.
"People of the State, especially Jammu, are feeling cheated by the exploitative machinations of the BJP as in their desperation to attain the goal of power, they have forsaken their core ideology, and are even seen hobnobbing with the separatists," said Azad.
Reacting to the allegations of the BJP about alleged 'Roshini Scam', Azad said that the BJP has become issueless and bankrupt as they have gauged the mood of the people in the first phase of elections and now were using divisionary and misleading methods to exploit the people.