Awami Mutahida Mahaz(AMM) today released its first list of ten candidates for the forthcoming state Assembly Elections. J&K Awami Mutahida Mahaz was formed in September last year as an amalgam of CPI(M), Peoples Democratic Front, Samajwadi Party, JKNDF, CPI, IDP and some other likeminded parties/groups. The Mahaz stresses on the formation of alternative political policies, maintaining of state’s unity, strengthening of its secular fabric, rooting out of corruption and striving for exemplary good governance. It aims at making purposeful and constructive intervention within and outside the legislative institutions for maintaining peace and resolving of burning issues, confronting the people of the state. It also advocates guaranteeing difference of opinion, intensive constructive changes in the administration; complete rehabilitation of migrants and released militants , jobs for the unemployed; regularization of casual and other employees and due role to the youth of the state in political, social, cultural and developmental activities. The Mahaz stands for the restoration of all the political and administrative powers to the state, withdrawn by underhand means since 1952, withdrawal of all draconian laws, unconditional release of all detenues against whom there are no serious criminal charges and the removal of disparities among different regions and sub-regions of the state.
Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami CPI(M) will contest from Kulgam,Hakeem Mohd Yaseen (PDF) from Khan Sahib, Fayaz Ahmad Dar (PDF) from Budgam, Zahoor Ahmad Rather CPI(M) from Wachi, Ab. Qayoom Mir(PDF) from Pulwama, Ab Rashid Pandith CPI from Shopian ; Er. Sheikh Mohd Shafi (Samajwadi Party) from Baderwah , Amrit Varsa(Samajwadi Party) from Ramban; Advocate Pushpa Dogra (Samajwadi Party) from Chenani and Om Prakash CPI(M) from Reasi
Regarding post flood reconstruction and rehabilitation of the affected in the state, the Mahaz has advocated setting up of an enquiry commission which should identify the main causes of the unprecedented destructive floods and fix its responsibility. The umbrella organization feels that along with other causes, the carelessness and insensitivity of the government has to be taken into account. In its manifesto, the Mahaz has promised to strive with vigour for complete reconstruction of various public and private sectors as also for rehabilitating all the flood affected people. Giving top priority to relief, the Mahaz has urged the central government to declare the recent Kashmir floods as a “National Disaster” and release funds accordingly.