I stand with PM Modi: Altaf Bukhari

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Apr 18: The president of the Apni Party today declared his alignment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, emphasizing the backing of the Central Government for those advocating for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing reporters in Srinagar, Bukhari said that those who speak for the interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir have the support of Bharat, and those who oppose the people’s interests have no place in India. “I openly declare that I stand with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. There is no denying this fact,” he said.
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Regarding the issue of statehood, the Apni Party Chief said: “It is crucial to understand that those who safeguarded our land and jobs are the same ones who revoked Article 370, and they will grant us statehood as it remains our primary agenda.”.
In response to Home Minister Amit Shah’s recent remarks about exposing political leaders responsible for Kashmir’s troubles, Bukhari announced plans to establish a truth commission upon assuming power. “It is undeniable that political parties bear responsibility. It is imperative to expose them. We will set up a truth commission to unveil the truth behind the killings,” he said.
Reflecting on his party’s popularity, he pointed to widespread support and the presence of cricket bats as symbols. “This support signifies a thirst for truth. The people of Jammu and Kashmir are tired of falsehoods and now rally behind a leader who speaks unfiltered truth. When the results are revealed on June 4th, those comfortably seated in their homes will be left behind. In the past four years, we haven’t subjected ourselves to servitude. We have been among the people, not in lavish palaces or cushy seats,” he said.
“Upon our victory on June 4th, media restrictions will be significantly relaxed. We understand the differing priorities between the administration and public representatives. Despite personal sacrifices, the people have continued to rally behind us,” he said.