Political figures along with scores of political activists hailing from Khillar Dooru and Bijbehara joined Apni Party at its Srinagar office on Monday.
A statement of Apni Party issued here said that speaking on the occasion, Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari impressed upon the new entrants to adhere to the party principles and leave no stone unturned regarding the welfare of the people at the local levels.
“The people in J&K were unfortunately being misled by the traditional political parties by raking up emotive issues while neglecting their day-to-day grievances. However, Apni Party has from day one, pledged to work for the welfare of the people in a tangible manner. The very foundation of this party is based on the politics of truth and the welfare of the general masses,” Bukhari said in the statement.
It said that besides Bukhari, senior Apni Party leaders Muhammad Dilawar Mir, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, Rafi Ahmad Mir, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Muntazir Mohiuddin, Noor Muhammad, Raja Manzoor, Abdul Rahim Rather, Shoaib Lone, Ghulam Muhammad Mir were present at the joining ceremonies.
The statement said both the delegations thanked the Apni Party leadership for providing a viable political platform to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
They avowed to work diligently for the welfare of the people and strengthen the party at the grass root levels in their respective areas.
It said that those who joined from Hiller were led by Farooq Ahmad Bhat and comprised Parvaiz Ahmad Maghloo (Sarpanch), Muhammad Altaf Koka (Sarpanch Mazmoo), Manzoor Ahmad Tantray (Panch), Abdul Salam Bhat (Panch), Abdul Hameed Wani (Halqa Sadar Congress), Abdul Majid Lone (Block Sadar Auqaf), Wazir Muhammad Bhat (former Halqa President Congress), Ghulam Nabi Bhat (former PDP Halqa President) and Manzoor Ahmad Bhat (Panch).
The statement said those who joined from Bijbehara were led by Apni Party youth leader Tariq Ahmad Veeri and comprised Muhammad Yaqoob (Sapanch), Bashir Ahmad (Sarpanch), Abdul Gani Wani (Deputy Sarpanch), Rayees Ahmad Gani (Deputy Sarpanch), Ghulam Nabi Mir (Deputy Sarpanch), Muhammad Ashraf Ganei (Panch), Muhammad Rafiq Bhat (Panch), Gull Muhammad Malik (Panch), Abdul Rashid Reshi (Panch) and Muhammad Yusuf Dar (Panch).