Parties in PAGD finding ways to get rid of each other: Bukhari

Apni Party president, Altaf Bukhari alongwith senior party leaders at a function in Jammu on Monday.
Apni Party president, Altaf Bukhari alongwith senior party leaders at a function in Jammu on Monday.

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Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 11: Apni Party president, Syed Mohd Altaf Bukhari today said that political parties in Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) have been finding ways to get rid of each other following District Development Council elections in J&K.
Bukhari was speaking here at the Apni Party function organized to welcome newcomers in the party, including retired Deputy Director, Indian System Medicine (ISM), Dr Rohit Gupta, in presence of other party functionaries.
Welcoming him into the Party fold, Bukhari said that truth has come to fore post DDC elections while referring to the political parties in PAGD.
“The PAGD leaders have been finding ways to get rid from each other after the DDC elections. They had created a smoky screen before the public to mislead them but they have exposed themselves,” Bukhari said.
He said that the political parties who had joined hands in PAGD have failed to keep up their promises made with the people in DDC elections.

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“They have misled the people and now they are not able to fulfill their promises. To avoid embarrassing situations, they are hiding from the people,” he added.
On contrary, he said, Apni Party contested elections on the name of development, restoration of statehood, employment, protection of land and jobs for locals in J&K.
“We never played divisive politics. We want unity of J&K and brotherhood among the community for a prosperous society,” Bukhari said.
Several delegations from across Jammu Region also called on Altaf Bukhari at the Party Office and they discussed various issues being faced by them. Among these deputations include people from Wadwan in Kishtwar District, Party leaders from Rajouri district, youth deputations and others.
Speaking on the occasion, senior vice president of the party, Ghulam Hassan Mir said that the Apni Party has gained support at every corner of J&K.
“Jammu being deceived by the political parties in past needs an unbiased leadership for the better political future,” Mir said and hoped that Apni Party will play an important role in shaping future of the people in Jammu.
Party vice president Ch Zulfikar Ali, Ex-MLC Vijay Bakaya, general secretary Vikram Malhotra, Provincial president Manjit Singh, Provincial president Women Wing Namrata Sharma, Ex-MLC Syed Asgar Ali, spokesperson Javed Hassan Beigh, OBC State Coordinator Madan Lal Chalotra, SC State Coordinator Bodh Raj Bhagat, Party Coordinator for Jammu Central Pranav Shagotra, Ex-MLAs Faqir Nath and Prem Lal, Media Coordinator Raqeeq Ahmed Khan and others were also present.