Mufti pays rich tributes to Rajiv Gandhi, Mirwaiz Farooq, Gani Lone
Post by RK News on Monday, May 22, 2023
Srinagar, May 21: Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (JKPDP) President Mehbooba Mufti has paid rich tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary. She described Rajiv Gandhi as “a true visionary leader and a democrat, acknowledging his immense contributions to the nation”.
Mehbooba in a statement said that Rajiv Gandhi played a pivotal role in shaping India's modern trajectory and introducing several significant reforms that transformed various sectors of the nation. She highlighted Gandhi's “visionary leadership”, emphasising his efforts in promoting technological advancements and his role in ushering in the era of economic liberalisation.
She commended his instrumental role in bringing the Information Technology revolution to India, which laid the foundation for the country's rapid progress in the global arena.
"As a strong advocate of democracy, Rajiv Gandhi worked tirelessly to strengthen the democratic fabric of India. His contributions towards empowering people at the grassroots level by means of Panchayat Raj are historic. He championed the empowerment of marginalised communities, women's rights, and the promotion of social justice. His unwavering commitment to inclusive governance and equal opportunities for all sections of society left an indelible mark on the nation's history,” Mehbooba said.
The former chief minister also paid rich tributes to the late Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and late Abdul Gani Lone on their death anniversaries.
“The contribution made by the two leaders in the socio-political awakening of people would long be remembered in Jammu & Kashmir,” she said, adding, “The best tribute to these two leaders would be that we commit ourselves to unite and fight for dignity and rights of the people of J&K.”