Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari Sunday said that the party since its inception had given prime importance to the matters concerning the welfare of the people.
“Apni Party is the party of the people. The party doors are open to all without any discrimination based on community, religion, region or class. We believe it is by uniting the different sections of our society we can build a peaceful and progressive Jammu and Kashmir,” a statement of Apni Party quoted him as saying while welcoming the new entrants into the party-fold.
It said Panchayat members and political activists from Handwara constituency of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district joined Apni Party at its Srinagar office on Sunday.
Besides Bukhari, the joining took place in presence of Apni Party Provincial President, Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Mir, State Secretary and District President Budgam Muntazir Mohiuddin, Media Advisor Farooq Andrabi, District President Srinagar Noor Muhammad Sheikh, District President Kupwara Raja Manzoor, Vice President District Kupwara Abdul Rasheed Bhat, DDC member Srinagar Shabir Reshi and Incharge Ganderbal Javid Mir.
The statement said that the new entrants who joined the party included contesting DDC candidate Abdul Ahad Shah, Alideen Khatana (Sarpanch Bobernag), Abdul Ahad Bhat (Deputy Sarpanch Bobernag), Abdul Gaffar Malik (ward member), Sanaullah Chopan (ward member), Ghulam Muhammad Mir (ward member), Fayaz Ahmad Peer (ward member), Abdul Ahad Shah (ward member), Shabir Ahmad Shah and scores of political activists from Handwara.
It said the new entrants thanked the party leadership for providing them with such a platform and avowed to strengthen the party at the grass root level.