Apni Party will end discrimination in J&K if it forms Govt: Bukhari
Demands railway line linkage up to Poonch, Uri, Karnah, Kralpora in Kupwara
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JAMMU: The Apni Party President, Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari on Monday said that if his Party forms the next Govt they would end the discrimination in Jammu and Kashmir by ensuring equitable development, employment to the educated unemployed youth, revamp of educational and health care infrastructure across the erstwhile State.
Bukhari was addressing a public meeting here at Gole Gujral, The largely attended meeting was organized by Party leader, Balbir Singh (Bawa).
“I see a wave of change in Jammu. People want to give a chance to a new political party because they feel misled by the traditional political parties in Jammu and Kashmir. The people of Jammu have also developed a feeling of disconnection with the BJP after 2014 last assembly elections in which the Jammu voted the BJP to power. However, the BJP failed to fulfil the promises which were made with the people,” he said while expressing his support to the people who were feeling alienated without an elected Govt.
While the country is witnessing assembly elections in various states, he said that “The assembly elections are not being held in Jammu and Kashmir for the last five years without citing any reason.”
“The Panchayats and Municipalities have completed terms, but no elections were declared for these democratic institutions including the assembly elections in J&K,” he said.
He appreciated the people for extending their support to the Apni Party, especially in Jammu.
He asked the people to bring change in Jammu and Kashmir by supporting the Party candidates so that his Party can form an elected Govt and represent the people to resolve the issues. He also sought support of the people for the restoration of statehood.
Appreciating the Govt of India for railway link up to Rajouri, the Party President demanded that the railway line should be extended up to Poonch and then the border district shall also be linked through the railway line with Uri for 12 months connectivity (all weather) that would help the local economy to grow and the security forces on the other hand.
He said that the railway line shall also be further extended from Kupwara to Karnah – Karalpora etc unconnected area to provide better connectivity through Indian Railways in the rural and unexplored populated areas in Kashmir Valley.
Prominent among those who were present on the occasion include State General Secretary, Syed Asgar Ali, Media Advisor, Farooq Andrabi, Additional General Secretary, Arun Kumar Chibber, Provincial Vice President, Adv Nirmal Kotwal, State Secretary, Mohinder Singh Parihar, District President Jammu Rural-A, Pushp Dev Kumar Uppal, District President Jammu Rural-B, Harpreet Singh, SC State President Bodh Raj Bhagat, Provincial Secretary/Incharge Membership Drive, Dr Rohit Gupta, State President, Apni Trade Union, Ajaz Kazmi and others.