Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said that the time has come when assembly elections should be held so that affairs of Jammu and Kashmir are handed over to the elected representatives of the people. He said that in democratic countries people are considered the fountainhead of power. He was speaking to the media during his day-long visit to the border town of Uri in north Kashmir.
According to a press statement, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari appealed to people in Uri to ensure their participation in Apni Party’s public rally in Srinagar on November 12.
He said, “Apni Party is holding an important convention in Srinagar’s cricket stadium Saturday —November 12— to send out a message to the Government that J&K people should not be deprived of their right to choose their own representatives. This rally will be a most significant party event and people from across the Valley are expected to reach the venue.”
During his day-long stay in Uri, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari met the local party leaders and senior workers. They informed him about the present political scenario and the party activities. Also, they discussed several party issues with the party leader.
On this occasion, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari advised the party leaders to keep themselves available to serve the people. He said, “You must be always available to the local people to serve them in terms of getting public issues and grievances resolved through the concerned officials.
He added, “Apni Party is committed to striving for the prosperity and development of this far-flung area that has always been ignored and overlooked by the traditional politicians who remained at the helm of affairs most of the time during the past 75 years.”
Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari also asked the party leaders to make all the preparations to facilitate the people of Uri to attend the grand convention in Srinagar on November 12.