Senior People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Ved Mahajan on Tuesday accused the National Conference-Congress coalition government of deceiving masses in the name of development.
Addressing election rallies in Nagrota constituency, Mahajan said, "During elections, both coalition partners are levelling allegations against each other for their joint failure to bring about development during their six years in government, be it the creation of new administrative units or execution of other works".
Mahajan said that in the absence of a developmental agenda, both Congress and NC leaders can be seen playing political gimmicks by promising to deliver what they failed to achieve when they were in power.
"Obviously, such deceiving tactics are going to harm the prospects of the NC as well as the Congress as would be seen when the results of the assembly elections will be announced," he said.
"Had the Omar-led coalition done even little development work in the interests of public, I would have appreciated it on different forums, but development is absent in their report card, which is well before the public who will decide their future now."
Mahajan claimed that only the PDP has emerged as a viable option in the state politics, which has already served the people for a short tenure of three years in government from 2002-2005.
He claimed the people in the Valley as well as the Jammu region have started reposing faith in the able leadership of PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and party president Mehbooba Mufti, impressed by their pro-people policies.
He said the fact that the PDP won all the three parliamentary seats in the Valley in the Lok sabha polls and secured leads from 39 of the 46 assembly segments there has proved that the NC and the Congress have been rejected by the masses due to their failure on the development front.
"As far as the BJP is concerned, the thin attendance in Modi's Srinagar rally was another evidence that people don't want to accept any other leader or party except the PDP, which has served people while in government as well as in opposition", said Mahajan while urging voters to come out of their houses to vote and support the PDP in the elections.