CEC’s remarks on J&K Assembly elections good move: Manjit

Provincial president of Apni Party, Manjit Singh addressing party worker’s meeting in Vijaypur on Sunday.
Provincial president of Apni Party, Manjit Singh addressing party worker’s meeting in Vijaypur on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

VIJAYPUR, May 26: While appreciating the remarks of Chief Election Commissioner of India regarding initiation of process to hold Assembly elections in J&K, the Apni Party Provincial president for Jammu and former Minister, Manjit Singh today asked the Party workers to prepare for elections and strengthen their roots at the ground level across Vijaypur block.
The review was taken by the former Minister during a meeting at village Chak Baglan in Vijaypur. In this meeting, the participants shared the detailed programs of door-to-door campaigns and educating the people about the Apni Party’s agenda of equitable development, peace, and stability in Jammu and Kashmir.
“It’s a welcome statement given by the Chief Election Commissioner, Rajiv Kumar that the Election Commission of India would initiate a process of holding Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir very soon following encouraging voter’s turnout,” said former Minister, Manjit Singh in the meeting.
He said that the statement of the CEC shows that the Election Commission is keen to hold the elections in Jammu and Kashmir which are pending for the last many years.
“The people have had no elected representatives in Jammu and Kashmir for a long time, and hence, it becomes important to give them a democratic voice to address their issues and restore their confidence in the democratic system,” he added.
Singh said that it becomes imperative for the Commission to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir as soon as possible because the people have lost their faith from the bureaucratic system that listens to no one.
“The bureaucracy has encouraged the liquor mafia and mining mafia snatching the rights of the people of Jammu as well as Kashmir. The influential mafia system needs to be handled as per the law and the Apni Party is committed to protect the rights of the residents,” he added.
He said that the Party will encourage participation of the local contractors in their respective areas and industrial sector to improve the falling graph of Jammu and Kashmir regarding employment.
“We are committed to advertise the vacant posts for recruitment in the Govt services,” he added, while expressing concern over the slow pace of development.
He asked the Party workers to strengthen the party at the ground level and educate people about the policy and programs of the Apni Party.