Srinagar, July 28 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief Saifuddin Soz on Sunday termed the National Food Security Ordinance landmark step. Addressing a party function at Shastri Nagar in Jammu Soz said it will to ensure legal guarantee to provide adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to the people which would benefit more than 81 crore population in the country. Prof Soz said that after ensuring Job Guarantee to the poor people under MGNREG Act, this is another unique initiative of the Congress party to give legal right to the countrymen through a legislation for food at affordable prices. This will cover 75 percent of rural and 50 percent of urban population of the country and the entire additional financial burden would be borne by the centre government. The function was organized to pay tributes to Mohan Lal Sharma on his 5th death anniversary, who served the party for a long time as President BCC Gandhi Nagar-Jammu. Prof Soz said that Congress party has the vision for the welfare and upliftment of each section of the society and for ensuring the overall progress and prosperity of the country, which has emerged as a major economy in the World. It is only the Congress party which can bring such revolutionary steps like Food Security Law, MGNREGA and Right to Information which have transformed the working of the democracy in the country. According to KNS, he said that Congress party has emerged a vibrant force in all three regions of the state and there is positive change in the mindset and the mood of the people in Kashmir valley also because of the policies and programmes of the Congress led UPA government resulting into massive developmental activities in the state. He said that his perception and understanding of the situation is that Congress would emerge as the largest party in the next assembly elections. “The Congress party has always stood for equitable development of all three regions and strengthening of democratic institutions at all levels for devolution of powers to the people for their better participation in the governance.” He praised the services of the dedicated leaders and workers like Mohan Lal Sharma as he said that grass units are the backbone of the Congress party who remain on the forefront to propagate the policies and programmes of the Congress party.The function was also addressed by Minister for Housing and Horticulture Raman Bhalla, who was Guest of Honor while DCC President Om Chopra presided over the function.