Apni Party laid edifice of people-centric political discourse: Altaf Bukhari
Srinagar: Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari Monday described the genesis of Apni Party as historic in nature for laying the edifice of a people-centric and pragmatic political discourse in Jammu and Kashmir.
A statement of Apni Party issued here said that addressing a party convention at Dak Banglow Karnah in Kupwara district, Bukhari said that 8 March 2020 would be remembered as a significant day in the political history of Jammu and Kashmir when a like-minded group of political veterans came together to side with the people’s aspirations who felt completely disempowered with certain political decisions taken in 2019.
He said that the Apni Party had rigorously raised the public interest issues that affect the lives of the people on a day to day basis without resorting to emotional blackmails and hollow sloganeering that was the hallmark of traditional political parties to deceive the people of J&K.
Bukhari said that the Apni Party broke down the political logjam in the region which ultimately ushered in a new era that needs to be further bolstered by empowering the people of J&K.
“The statehood remains an inalienable right of the people of J&K who have felt politically and economically disempowered after the abrogation of Article 370. However, as promised by the Central leadership on the floor of the Parliament, it is high time that restoration of statehood is ensured before the upcoming assembly elections. This will remove the trust deficit and sense of alienation among the people,” he said.
He underlined the significance of the construction of Sadhna tunnel that would not only cut short the distance but further lead to economic prosperity of the sub-region.
“We have already put forth the demand of construction of this important tunnel before the Government of India and are committed to pursue this prestigious project. The people of this sub-region who remain cut-off for six months from the rest of the country need this tunnel to remain connected throughout the year. An all-weather connectivity will not only bring economic prosperity but also save precious lives that get consumed by the weather vagaries and topography of this area,” Bukhari said.