Elections in J&K imperative to end people’s sufferings: Bukhari

Apni Party president inaugurating central party office at Sonwar in Srinagar on Friday.
Apni Party president inaugurating central party office at Sonwar in Srinagar on Friday.

Apni Party opens new office at Sonwar

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Sept 10: Apni Party president Syed Mohd Altaf Bukhari today inaugurated Party’s central office at M-2 Church Lane, Sonwar in Srinagar, in presence of the Party leadership.
On this occasion, Bukhari reiterated Apni Party’s demand for an immediate restoration of the Statehood to Jammu and Kashmir besides holding assembly elections at the earliest in order to mitigate the miseries of the people.
“The people of J&K eagerly await a democratically elected Government that will effectively address their pressing pleas at grassroots level. Elections remain crucial for revitalizing the sluggish pace of the developmental works in the region,” Bukhari said, while pointing to the governance deficit in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that the Party’s demand for Statehood resonates with the aspiration of the people of J&K and the Government of India must take a call on this pressing demand.
On the sidelines of this function, Bukhari held a brief interaction with the media persons in which he said that even those political parties that earlier ridiculed Apni Party for its Statehood demand were now crying hoarse about its urgency.
“It’s extremely painful to see how JK’s traditional regional political parties play with the peoples’ emotions. From regretting not taking part in Panchayat elections to tagging restoration of Statehood imperative for progress, and claiming a big win in the forthcoming elections  only exposes the selfish designs of these political forums,” Bukhari remarked.
Besides Party President the leadership present on the inaugural ceremony included senior vice president Ghulam Hassan Mir, Party senior leader Dilawar Mir, vice president Usman Majid, general secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir, Provincial president Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Mir,  Party Youth wing president and Mayor SMC Junaid Azim Matoo, State secretary Muntazir Mohi- Ud- Din, Media Advisor Farooq Andrabi, Provincial vice president Kashmir Jagmohan Singh Raina and others.
Meanwhile, prominent social activist and renowned Radio broadcaster Mohammad Amin Shah from Ganderbal joined Apni Party at its Central Office Srinagar.