Bukhari demands restoration of statehood before elections in J&K

Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari flanked by other leaders addressing party rally at Rajouri on Tuesday.
Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari flanked by other leaders addressing party rally at Rajouri on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

RAJOURI, Dec 14: Apni Party president Syed Altaf Bukhari has demanded restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir before elections.
Addressing a well attended one day workers’ convention at Dak Bungalow, Rajouri which was organized by ex-MLA Qamar Choudhary, Bukhari congratulated the party leaders and workers for their work in Pir Panjal and asked them to take message of party to every nook and corner of Rajouri and Poonch districts.
He in reference to the suffering of people said that it has become imperative to restore the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir which was snatched on August 5, 2019.
“There is a feeling of hopelessness among the people with the officials in administration not listening to the public. The grievances have increased amid no elected Govt in place in J&K,” he said.
Bukhari said for bringing to an end the public sufferings, the restoration of statehood is must before holding of assembly elections. He said the developmental works which were initiated by the previous Govts have come to stand still and the official in civil administration in Rajouri has no connection with the people.
‘The accountability of officials is must and it will come when there is an elected Govt. People are suffering for the want of basic amenities like drinking water, electricity, roads, health etc which should be provided to everyone without discrimination. However, their suffering is not being given heed.
He further assured that if the Apni Party comes to power, every household in Kashmir will be provided 500 units free of cost electricity during winters and Jammu will accordingly get 300 units of free electricity. In summers, Jammu will be provided free of cost first 500 units of electricity and Kashmir will be provided 300 units free of cost to every household.
He also said that if his party forms the next Govt, they will enhance social welfare pension to the beneficiaries up to Rs 5000 for all categories of the economically weaker section in Jammu and Kashmir.
He also promised that his party will provide additional refill of 4 cooking gas cylinders to the entitled beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwal Yojna.
As far as the long pending issue of daily wager’s is concerned, he said, they are committed to regularizing them.
Senior leaders Ghulam Hassan Mir, Ch Zulfikar Ali, Ex-MLA Choudhary Qamar, Manjit Singh, Syed Asgar Ali, Vikram Malhotra, Farooq Andrabi, Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah, Javid Mirza and others also spoke on the occasion.