Promises free electricity, ration for poor
STATE TIMES NEWS
RAJOURI: Chairman Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP), Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Monday fervently appealed for peace and unity while committing to fostering job opportunities and development, drawing parallels to his impactful tenure as Chief Minister.
Addressing a mammoth public meeting in Kalakote Rajouri, Azad highlighted his significant contribution to the development of Rajouri, including the establishment of a medical college and the sanctioning of crucial infrastructure projects such as roads, hospitals, districts, and schools.
He said, “If you believe my government was the best in last 75 years then lend me support. Together, we can achieve even greater milestones, including the creation of more jobs, roads, hospitals, bridges, and provisions such as free electricity for the needy.”
Azad expressed his commitment to addressing poverty and ensuring access to essential services.
He emphasized, “Despite my efforts, poverty still persists, and many struggle to afford electricity bills. Therefore, if entrusted with power, we will provide free electricity to those in need.”
Azad reaffirmed his commitment to reinstating the Roshni scheme, citing its significant benefits for the underprivileged.
While acknowledging any misuse of the scheme, he said the government should have taken appropriate action. However, the scheme has undeniably uplifted many impoverished families.
Azad also highlighted his party’s stance on land eviction orders, stating, “We vehemently protested against such orders to ensure that no poor person would be adversely affected. Our priority is to safeguard the rights and welfare of poor and needy.”
Azad emphasized the importance of Hindu-Muslim unity and urged public to support leaders who prioritize humanity and development for all, regardless of religion or caste.
Azad observed, “In a hospital, we do not inquire about the religion or caste of the blood we need. Similarly, why should we divide people based on such distinctions during elections? I vow to never discriminate and work tirelessly for the progress and upliftment of all.”
Among others present in the meeting were Vice Chairman GM Saroori, General Secretary RS Chib, General Secretary Anita Thakur, Chief Spokesperson Salman Nizami, State Secretary Sunita Arora, Zonal President Gharu Ram, Provincial Vice President Adv. Ashok Sharma, Women Wing President Prabha Salathia, Masood Choudhary State Secretary, Sr DPAP leader Arun Sharma, Lovely Gupta state secretary, Zonal President Zahid Malik, Distt President Sushil Sharma, Anirudh Raina, Gourav chopra, Khurshid Janam and others.