Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday said his party is a "crusade for politics of ethics, crusade for new opportunities, crusade for hope and crusade to mark a new pragmatic beginning."
Addressing a party convention of Shopian assembly constituency here, Mufti said, "People want the politicians to stand up and address the political and economic issues. They want leadership, they want commitment, they want accountability, they want political stability, they want economic prosperity and they want development."
Claiming that January 2015 will mark a new beginning for the state with a new era of peace, development and prosperity, the former chief minister said, "The political philosophy of PDP revolves around the ideals of democracy and good governance. The next six years are crucial for not only ensuring good governance but accomplishing the challenging task of rebuilding safe, sustainable and planned infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the devastating floods that hit the state last month."
"If you want a change of direction, not just a change of government, if you want new priorities, not just politics - the PDP is the only alternative," he added.
He asked the people of Jammu and Kashmir to join them in this enterprise of hope. "If voted, various multilateral institutions and major Indian corporates would be roped in to build and fine-tune the infrastructure in key sectors to achieve the desired levels of growth," he said.