Traditional political parties allured people on false promises: Bukhari

Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari addressing public rally in Uri on Monday.
Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari addressing public rally in Uri on Monday.

Many from NC, Cong, PC join Apni Party

Excelsior Correspondent

BARAMULLA, Nov 28: Apni Party president, Syed Mohd Altaf Bukhari today said that traditional political parties who were in the power for the last over 75 years in J&K, have lured the people on false promises.
Addressing a large rally at Sarai Bandi in Uri today as a part of his three-day visit to North Kashmir, Bukhari said, “The history of the past 75 years stands witness that leaders of traditional political parties have always allured people on fake promises. They always came to you to get your votes and after attaining power, they forgot their promises. Now, it is your responsibility to tell them enough is enough. You should not fall prey to their fake promises and emotional slogans anymore,” Bukhari asserted.
Taking a dig at NC and PDP, Apni Party president said, “Sadly, the traditional political parties and their so-called leaders, who have been at the helm of affairs most of the time since past 75 years in J&K, have always neglected this far-flung region and have rendered this beautiful place under-developed and even with no basic facilities for the population.”
“But I assure you that when Apni Party gets a public mandate to serve the people, it will leave no stone unturned to ensure extensive development in Uri and prosperity to its people,” Bukhari added.
During his meeting with Apni Party leaders and workers in Uri, Bukhari ascertained the present political scenario in the border region. The leaders and senior workers also discussed certain party matters with their leader, and a strategy was chalked out to strengthen the party at the grass root level in Uri constituency.
Bukhari also met many public delegations at Basgran, Sultan Daki, Sarai Bandi, Chapper, Kamalkote and other places. People informed him about the public issues and grievances.
On this occasion, several political leaders and activists from Congress, National Conference (NC), and Peoples Conference (PC) joined Apni Party and Bukhari greeted them all into the party fold. The new entrants included Halqa president of NC Abdul Aziz Sheikh,  Bashir Ahmad Baba (NC leader), NA Sheikh (NC leader), Youth president of Congress in Uri Khurshid Ahmad Khatana, Block president of PC and Sarpanch Syed Mushtaq Shah and others.
Senior party leaders Khurshid Ahmad Khan, Ch Mushtaq, Manzoor Ahmad Wani, Qazi Mohd Sheikh, Syed Mushtaq, Sher Khan, Syed Mehmood, Sharafat Shah, Azad Khan and others accompanied Bukhari.