Holistic development of J&K one of Apni Party's top priorities: Altaf Bukhari

File Photo of Altaf Bukhari

Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari Monday said that besides restoration of statehood, comprehensive domicile laws for protection of land and jobs, the agenda of his party revolved around holistic and equitable development of all the regions and sub-regions of Jammu and Kashmir.

A statement of Apni Party issued here said that while campaigning for his party’s contesting candidates in the ongoing District Development Councils (DDC) polls, Bukhari while addressing a public meeting at Chadoora in district Budgam said that the era of emotive politics was over and the people had realised that they had been exploited to the hilt by the political parties who had been in power in J&K since decades.

“Seeing the results of indifferent and apathetic attitude of the political parties who ruled J&K for decades and failed to improve its developmental index, Apni Party pledges to implement its developmental plans in letter and spirit on the ground,” he said.

Bukhari said that development in all the regions and sub-regions of J&K, urban and rural areas alike, had become a big casualty due to self-centric approach of political parties who were unfortunately again trying to hoodwink the public opinion by making false and misleading promises and indulging in emotive politics.

“DDC elections are purely meant for holistic development of a district and can’t be assumed as some kind resolution to any political issues. The people should exercise their franchise and make the successful candidates accountable for their developmental needs in their respective areas,” Bukhari said.

Terming Apni Party a dependable political platform for the people of J&K, Bukhari said assuaging socio-economic and political aspirations of the people and undertaking development on a massive scale holds key to steer J&K to peace and prosperity.

Exhorting people to participate in large numbers in the ongoing DDC polls, he said, a vote to Apni Party would be a vote in support of development with dignity and honour for the people of J&K.