SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Party (Nationalist), President, Ghulam Hassan Mir has ruled out a pre-poll alliance with any political party. He, however, said his party would enter into alliance with a party which would support or adopt its policy laid down in its manifesto. “If they (any party) would adopt our policies and accommodate our basic issues, then only shall we enter an alliance with them,” Mir told reporters at his residence.
He said the Third Front was going to play a vital role in the state politics. “Given the voter turnout in the first two phases of polls, the conventional family rule will soon end. Instead the third front is going to play a vital role in the state politics,” he said. “The third front will not only give new direction to the politics but change the political dimensions of state.”
Mir said that eradication of unemployment was the foremost priority of his party and if voted to power, it would announce a 30,000 crore employment package for the youth of the state. “The biggest problem of state was unemployment, which had frustrated the youth and as a result of which they found their future bleak. But employment is our thrust area. We have a 30,000 crore package for eradicating unemployment from the state,” he said
“Of the 30,000 crore, he said, 5000 crores would be provided by the government while remaining 25,000 crores would be provided by various financial institutions, “he added.
The unemployed youth, he said, would also receive the unemployment allowance from the government, till they were employed. He said other parties too were making promises of removing unemployment. “But their promises are vague. They have always exploited the youth,” he said, adding, “Ours is a practical policy.” Mir condemned the killings of youth by police and CRPF in Varmul and Sopur. “We condemn such incidents and urge government to ensure that such incidents do not recur,” he said.-SANA