Report card must be criteria for vote: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Cautioning the people that division of the society on the basis of caste, religion and region was dangerous for the country like India, former J&K Chief Minister and chairman of Democratic Azad Party (DAP), Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that people must elect a party or the leader on the basis of performance.

Addressing a mammoth gatherings at Changa and Gali Batoli area of Bhalessa in district Doda today, Azad said some political parties indulge in creating division in the society. A wedge is being created among the STs, SCs, Paharis, OBCs and others for the vested political interests. Such a move is very dangerous for the country like India. The people must understand these designs as such move will not do better to the society, he opined.

Nobody is going to benefit by such acts. People will not get better means of employment, good roads, drinking water facilities, other means of communication, better education or health infrastructure with such acts. Only honest resolve, care and concern for the people will help in resolving public issues,” Azad observed.

“People must understand that they must support a party or a leader who has delivered to the public. Report card must be the criteria of seeking vote. Even some parties have only exploited and befooled people for the vote bank politics. The people should see the track record of a leader before going for the vote,” he cautioned.

Whether it is new party or the old one, the leaders of the party and their work matters. Parties don’t make leaders but leaders make a party. People should be very careful before selecting a leader and the party,” Azad maintained.

While referring to development deficit in Doda-Kishtwar districts, Azad said during Chief Minister he got Pul Doda-Bhaderwah road upgraded just within two years. He sanctioned two road projects from Gandoh to Bhaderwah and Kahra to Bhaderwah via Jayee during that period. Whatever progress made on those roads, was witnessed only during that period. Unfortunately, the work has been moving on snail’s pace on those roads and these link roads were never completed till date, he regretted.

Azad assured the people that all the pending works of development in Chenab belt and specially Bhalessa area will be executed more promptly than before after DAP comes to power in the Jammu and Kashmir.