MOHD MAJID MALIK ,BHALESSA,Oct 31— As assembly elections are coming closer, the political parties have geared up for the election campaign across the Bhaderwah constituency like other parts of the Chenab valley and PDP contesting candidate from Bhaderwah constituency Sheikh Mehboob Iqbal today visited the many villages of Bhalessa and interact with party workers and local people and also addressed several meetings . Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Sheikh Mehboob Iqbal sought the support of the Bhalessa’s youth in his party’s enterprise of hope to find a way out, in the future, for Bhaderwah-Bhalessa and Charalla political and economic problems. He said in the days and months to come, PDP will have a critical role to play and a great responsibility to discharge in shaping up a politically stable and economically emancipated Jammu & Kashmir led by Mufti Mohd Sayeed for which it will need the support of the Bhalessa’s and Bhaderwah young population more than ever before.“I reiterate my party’s resolve to offer the Bhaderwah,Charlla and Bhalessa’s young population a greater voice in political decision-making and partnering with them to usher whole constituency into a refreshing era of peace, progress, employment and prosperity,” Sheikh Mehboob Iqbal said while addressing PDP workers here.Many senior leaders from Bhalessa were also present and spoke on the occasion and extended support to him .
“PDP believes that the youth of Bhaderwah-Bhalessa and Chralla have the right to seek meaningful employment, freedom of expression, participation in decision-making that affects their lives, and protection from socio-economic and political manipulation like other parts of the state ,”Sheikh said and added that the party would strive towards realizing this objective for the emancipated young population.Sheikh Mehboob Iqbal said, with this objective in mind, PDP has given mandate to several young politicians for the upcoming Assembly elections, so that they can represent the urges and aspirations of the State’s young population in a more effective manner.“PDP has a unique correlation with the youth as the party itself is young and growing. We understand and identify better with the problems of our young population as we as a party are ourselves young and growing with them,” he said and added that the youth in Bhaderwah constituency need extraordinary attention as they have been particularly and enormously affected by the negative consequences of the conflict and economic deprivation allegedly by Congress leaders .Sheikh said in order to avoid further deterioration of the situation for the coming generations the Bhaderwah and Bhalessa political leadership needs to respect and ensure the rights of its youth. “This requires a determined effort of lending economical, social and political support to the young people, both men and women equally,” he maintained. Sheikh Mehboob Iqbal said there is no contest between PDP and Congress in Bhaderwah Constituency and PDP is on number one and he can easily make his place on top among all contesting candidates .He said when he becomed MLA from Bhaderwah constituency he will take all decisions after consulting people of Bhaderwah-Bhalessa and Chralla . He said he will fill all the vacant posts of doctors at SDH Bhalessa , special employment drive will be launched ,black topping of roads will be done along with widening ,University Campus will be established at Bhalessa and whole area will be connected by road towards Himichal Pradesh ,Bhaderwah and Charalla . He appealed people to cast their vote in his favor so that he will implement his plan in letter and spirit and laid foundation of new Bhaderwah and Bhalessa .