Apni Party wants to make J&K a model State: Altaf Bukhari
Says Party represents aspiration of both Regions and all sections of society
DOMANA: Condemning the divisive elements in society creating differences among the people, Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari on Sunday said Apni Party wants to make Jammu and Kashmir a model State with respect to its culture, development, amenities and communal brotherhood.
Addressing a huge gathering at Machine Domana which was organized by SC State Coordinator Bodh Raj Bhagat and District Jammu Rural – President Pushap Dev Kumar Uppal, Altaf Bukhari said that Apni Party has come with a new thought to make J&K a model State where the cultural values, development, amenity, equality and brotherhood would be promoted.
“The politics of traditional political parties like BJP, Congress Party, NC and PDP have always played divisive politics to garner votes from the people with the communal and regional approach which is dangerous for J&K,” he said.
He said that his Party stands against such elements.
“When there was no one in J&K to speak up following August 5, 2019, we founded the Apni Party and came out for the people to represent them in times of distress when other leaders were enjoying their life. However, we preferred to take risks in our lives and highlighted the demands and concerns of the people of J&K before the Govt of India,” he said.
He said that gradually these traditional political parties got exposed before the people and the Apni Party got acceptance as it was only a ray of hope in the atmosphere of complete hopelessness due to its policies.
He said that “The regional and communal politics have no place in the Apni Party as we believe in unity and equitable development of all regions. We are committed to develop backward areas equally with other areas of J&K. It was due to the divisive agenda pursued by the BJP, Congress Party, NC and PDP that the peace remained disturbed for long. However, we will not allow anti-peace elements to flourish again.”
He said that the unnecessary division was created among the people by these traditional political parties to gain votes in elections.
“They will not be able to create further divide among the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The people of these two Regions have the same demands i.e., restoration of Statehood, holding of assembly elections, protection of land and jobs for locals,” he said.
He further said that the Apni Party works for communal brotherhood and peace in the society by keeping itself away from the politics of division.
“Our policy has given new direction in the politics of J&K against the regional and communal bias. We want every social caste, SC, OBC, ST and others to get protection of their interests and they will also get their dues in the overall development of J&K,” he said.
He said that “When the Apni Party comes to power we will give 500 units of free electricity in summers to the people and 300 units during winters in Jammu. Similarly, we will give 500 units of free electricity during winters in Kashmir and 300 units of electricity in summers in the Valley.”
He also assured the people that “They will give 4 cylinders free under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna and enhance the old age pension from Rs 1000 to Rs 5000.”
He was informing the people that the Apni Party wants to bring reforms in Jammu and Kashmir so that every household and every remote area would get its due share in development and benefits under Govt schemes without any bias.
He appealed to the people while addressing the gathering to support his Party leaders in upcoming assembly elections and question those leaders who were voted to power in 2014 but they failed to deliver as per the expectation of the people.
“I am shocked to see the shabby condition of the road which is not far away from Jammu City. I will ask the people to question BJP leaders what they did for Jammu in all these years. However, these leaders did nothing for the people. But, the Apni Party is committed to a holistic developmental approach and zero tolerance towards the officials responsible for poor development despite proper flow of funds from the Govt,” he said.
He again raised the issue of involvement of contractors from outsiders involved in exploitation of natural resources across J&K and wine mafia.
“When we come to power, we will also upgrade educational and health infrastructure with the deployment of teaching staff and doctors in all the educational institutions and PHCs. We will provide all possible help to the Govt schools to improve their teaching especially in Girls schools will be upgraded to encourage education among the girls up to the higher education level,” he said.
Meanwhile, he appreciated the Apni Party’s local leaders in Jammu who worked among the people. He said that he was glad that the Apni Party has made inroads in the Jammu region as well and hoped the Party leaders would work for the people especially the marginalized section of society for the social, economic, political and educational upliftment.
Prominent among those who attended the gathering included Ghulam Hassan Mir, Vijay Bakaya, Vikram Malhotra, Manjit Singh, Arun Chibber, Faqir Nath, Adv Nirmal Kotwal, Dr Rohit Gupta, Kulwant Singh, Ajaz Kazmi, Saleem Choudhary, Kushboo Bhagat, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, Abhay Bakaya, Sunny Kant Singh Chib, Hans Raj Dogra, Shabir Kohli, Vipul Bali, Vikram Rathore, Sohan Singh Soni, Rupali Rani, Pavneet Kour, Sarabjeet Kour, Deepak Mahajan, Vaibhav Mattoo, Sardeesh Rana, Anirudh Vasist, Gourav Sharma, Deepak Bradu, Shivam Choudhary, Vishal Jutshi, Sarabjit, Kuldeep, Vinod Kour, Mangat, Paran Chand, Ganesh Dass Sharma, Beli Ram, Vijay Sharma, Ravi Kant Sharma, Ajay Raina, Chaman Lal Bhagat, Rena Rani, Raj Kumar, Mohinder Lal, Ex-sarpanch Madan Lal, Sardar Gani Ram, Hardev Salgotra, Pawan Kumar, Parvarkar, Shardha Choudhary, Rani, Rajat, Sohail, Shahi Pal, Pardeep Kumar, Gourav Sharma and others.(KNS)