Bukhari seeks statehood, political empowerment of J&K people

Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari and others at party convention at Srinagar.
Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari and others at party convention at Srinagar.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Sept 19: Apni Party president, Altaf Bukhari today emphasised on the restoration of statehood and political empowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing party convention at Baba Demb in Habba Kadal area of Srinagar City today Bukhari reiterated his party’s demand for the restoration of statehood to J&K and political empowerment of its people.
“Apni Party is committed to strive for the restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir and political empowerment of its people. We will not budge from what we have promised to our people. Apni Party has been committed to ensuring peace, prosperity and the development of J&K,” he added.
Bukhari said that Apni Party is getting public support from each and every corner of J&K. “I warmly welcome you here. Your presence indicates that like in other parts of J&K, people in Srinagar city have trust in the Apni Party’s unambiguous agenda and its truthful policies,” he said.
“Apni Party assures a better future to the people of J&K. We have a clear vision and an unambiguous agenda for a better future for our people. Positive changes might take some time to occur. Nothing happens overnight. But I assure you that we will leave no stone unturned to ensure a better and a dignified future for the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been grappling with the horrible situation over the past more than three decades,” Bukhari added.
Taking dig at the traditional political parties, he said, “Unlike the traditional political parties, we do not believe in deceptive politics, nor do we offer fake promises to our people. We promise you only what we believe we can achieve for you.”
“The traditional parties and their leaders have been deceiving people over the decades by fake promises. These leaders have looted the resources and created empires for themselves and their families. And, they ensured common people remain in poverty and deprivation.”
“We will give 500 units of electricity free to the consumers of the Valley in winters and the same amount of free electricity to the consumers in Jammu during summers. And, 300 units free electricity to the people in Valley during summers and 300 units to the Jammu in winters.”
Senior leaders Gh Mir, Zaffar Manhas, Rafi Ahmad Mir, Junaid Azim Mattu- Mayor, Aftab Malik and others were also present.