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Traditional political parties in J&K have failed to address critical issues, says Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari

The traditional political parties have a history of incompetence, inefficiency, and misgovernance: Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari

Jammu, May 1: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday appealed to people to give the party an absolute mandate in the upcoming assembly polls.

He promised that the party would bring ensure equivalent development of all the regions across Jammu and Kashmir and new solutions to improve the lives of the people.

According to a press note issued here, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari who — along with the party stalwarts including the Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir — is presently on a visit to Jammu’s Pir Panjal region, was addressing a worker’s convention in the Nowshera area of Rajouri district. Party Vice President Chowdhary Zulfkar and Provincial President Manjit Singh were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the convention, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said that the people of J&K have suffered for seven decades due to the incompetence and misgovernance of traditional political parties.

He said, “All the political parties including NC, PDP, Congress, and BJP have held the reins of power in J&K but have failed to address critical issues such as growing unemployment, rising inflation, poverty, infrastructural deficit, and official inefficiency during their respective tenures. Also, since 2018, we have been facing the insensitivity of indirect BJP rule here.”

“These parties have constantly tried to divide the people on the name of religions and regions for their own political and electoral gains. Now, it is the responsibility of the people to send a clear message to these parties that enough is enough. The people should no longer fall prey to the deceptive politics of these parties and move towards a more inclusive and united future.” Mr. Bukhari added.

He appealed to the people to give his party a chance to implement its vision for a better future in Jammu and Kashmir by granting the party an absolute majority in the upcoming assembly elections. He said, “Apni Party has a well-defined vision and agenda for the development of Jammu and Kashmir and the prosperity of its people. We only need a fair chance and a majority to form a reliable government here to implement our vision.”

On this occasion, addressing the workers, Chowdhary Zulfkar said that due to its clear vision and unambiguous agenda, the Apni Party is gaining public acceptance across Jammu and Kashmir. He said, “I am pleased to see that Apni Party is making inroads even in the far-flung areas of Jammu and Kashmir, and it is gaining public acceptance with each passing day. People have placed their trust in our unambiguous agenda, which aims to work towards peace, prosperity, and development in Jammu and Kashmir, and empower its people politically and economically.”

Manjit Singh while addressing the gathering urged party workers to enhance their political activities and public outreach in order to remain in touch with the masses at the grassroots level. He stressed the importance of being in touch with the people and understanding their issues, as they have placed their trust in the party to ensure swift redressal of their grievances. He further added that party workers must be active in all regions to identify public issues and bring them to the attention of concerned officials for a quick redressal of these issues.

Besides Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Chowdhary Zulfkar, and Manjit Singh, the prominent party leaders who were present on the occasion included Bhushan Uppal, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, Vipul Bali, Jalal Choudhary, Ali Choudhary, Balbir Sharma ( the organiser of the programme), Ali Choudhary, Bashrat Shiekh, Abhinav Gupta, and others.