SRINAGAR, Sept 7: Apni Party president Syed Mohd Altaf Bukhari today said that people expect an early restoration of Statehood ahead of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Bukhari was addressing a function at Party office in Lal Chowk wherein, scores of prominent political workers including former State secretary of JKPCC and various Panchayat representatives from Handwara-Kupwara joined Apni Party.
Those who joined the Party included former State secretary Pradesh Congress Committee Mohd Maqbool Bhat, Peoples Conference leaders Sana-ullah Bhat Santosh -(Contested Assembly Elections in 2008 from Kupwara), Sarpanch Doolipora-A , Lali Begum, Sarpanch Kakroosa Fayaz Ahmad War, Sarpanch Sunmulla Abdul Rashid Khan, Advocate Rayees Ahmad from Pohrupeth Langate-Handwara, PC leader Nisar Ahmad Bhat along with their scores of associates joined Apni Party on Tuesday at the party head office Srinagar.
Some prominent workers from different parties especially PC and NC who joined the party included BJP Block President Dahama, Inayatullah Khan, Block president youth PC Ramhal, Nisar Ahmad, Deputy Sarpanch Bashir Ahmad Rather, Adil Wani (Panch), Abdul Rashid Shah (Panch), Showkat Ahmad Bhat (Panch), Tahir Ahmad Shah (Panch), Mohd Amin Shah (Panch), Abdul Rashid Shah (Panch), Manzoor Ahmad Khan (Panch), Javid Sheikh (Panch) and many others.
The joining ceremony took place in presence of JKAP leaders Provincial president Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Mir, State secretary Muntazir Mohi-ud-Din, Media advisor Farooq Andrabi, District president Kupwara Raja Manzoor, District president Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Mir and District president Ganderbal Javid Mir and Abdul Rashid Bhat, District vice president Kupwara.
Speaking on the occasion Bukhari said that the Party leadership played a pivotal role in breaking the political logjam relenting efforts with regard to safeguarding the rights and interests of the people of J&K. He said that Apni Party believes in the service of people and have from day one pursued the issues that matter the most for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“We have never indulged in deceitful politics. What we said on day one, we have maintained that stand and have never compromised or shied away from voicing the concerns of people in and outside J&K,” he added.
Bukhari said Apni Party will never compromise on its socio-economic and political agenda and will ensure that whatever has been promised is delivered on the ground.
People of J&K expecting early restoration of Statehood: Bukhari