Apni Party passes resolution for statehood restoration, delimitation, power supply

Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari
Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari GK File

Srinagar: Apni Party Wednesday passed a resolution for the statehood of restoration, ramping up of delimitation process, and improving power supply while the Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari demanded J&K-specific IAS and KAS cadre and called for allowing prayers at Jamia Masjid, and regularisation of daily wagers.

A statement of the Apni Party issued here said that Bukhari chaired the first Working Committee meeting of the Apni Party at his Srinagar office that was attended by various party functionaries from both divisions of J&K.

The committee passed a resolution to impress on the J&K government and Centre to reciprocate with the requisite demands of the people of J&K.

The Apni Party Working Committee said that the party stands resolute for the restoration of Article 370 and Article 35-A, and would continue its struggle politically and legally.

Bukhari said that the Apni Party had emerged as a relatable platform in the political fabric of J&K that had conscientiously reflected the aspirations of the people and the meeting of the Working Committee was also primarily focused on raising the public issues with the government.

“The members of the Working Committee resolved that the restoration of the statehood to J&K must be done before the upcoming elections so that a fair and accountable government is installed to work for the public welfare,” he said.

Bukhari said that the committee also resolved that the Delimitation Commission should deliver its report within the given time frame and the process should be fair, transparent, and intelligible as mandated by the constitution of India.

“The Apni Party leadership will persistently raise this issue with the concerned quarters so that elections are held sooner and an accountable government is placed at the helm of affairs,” he said.

Bukhari said that J&K was currently facing an immense unemployment crisis which was highest in comparison to all the states and union territories of the country but the Centre appeared to be non-serious about this pressing issue.

“The Working Committee members pointed out that the commitments made by the Centre for developing the private sector and bringing in investments to J&K have until now yielded no plausible results due to which our youth potential is getting wasted. The Working Committee impresses on the Centre to formulate a comprehensive employment package for curbing the menace of spiking unemployment,” he said.

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