Srinagar, Nov 17: The People’s Democratic Party here on today suffered a blow as its dozen of workers including Contesting Candidate from Sirender Halqa of Arin Block of Bandipora joined Congress Party.
In a function held here, dozen of PDP and workers from other parties joined the Congress party and expressed to resolve to work for further strengthening the party in Bandipora constituency.
Expressing full faith on MLA Bandipora Usman Majid’s leadership, the new entrants said they are joining Congress because they feels, “Congress is the only party that can guarantee unity of Jammu and Kashmir and steer the state to peace, progress and prosperity. It is Congress only which works for the welfare and uplift of the poor and downtrodden in the state.
Elaborating on his decision to quit the party, Joined Workers said the ruling party was playing with the lives of Kashmiri people and with their dignity and honour. This is the reason that I have resigned from the party and joined the Congress. Workers said that they were fed up by the divisive politics being nurtured by PDP who want to divide the society.
While welcoming the new entrants into the party fold, MLA Bandipora Usman Majid assured them to come up to their expectations and continue to struggle for the welfare of the poor or down trodden people initiated by the party. He said that the doors of the party were always open for those who believe in the program and polices of the Congress and have faith in its leadership. He appealed the new entrants to work for the upliftment of down-trodden & poor and take up the local issues with the concerned authorities for their redressal.
Majid hailed them and Welcomed him into Party Fold. Majid said Congress stands for unity, brotherhood and amity of the three regions of the State and various sections of the society. Majid expressed hope that newly joined workers would work with enthusiasm and energy to give fillip and will spread the policy programme of the Congress. He asked them to strengthen the party and work for the betterment of the area.
He has appealed the people to vote and support Congress candidates for the future development of Bandipora constituency. He asked the people to reject the negative forces and facilitate the victory of all the Congress candidates. He described the Panchayat election battle between communal and secular forces and said that ultimately reason will prevail.