DDC Elections have exposed the real agenda of Gupkar Alliance: Altaf Bukhari
Party organizes campaign convention at Nehalpora-Pattan
SRINAGAR: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday observed that the DDC elections in Jammu and Kashmir have fully exposed the ‘Gupkar Alliance’ for its ‘cosmetic political agenda’ and the ‘lust for power’.
Addressing the Party’s DDC campaign convention at Nehalpora in Pattan constituency of Baramulla district, Bukhari said the signatories of this so called “Peoples’ Alliance” have once again established that their relevance hinges on emotional exploitation and running misleading campaigns among the public.
“They actually remember the people only at the time of elections. First naming it ‘Gupkar Alliance’ last year, its elitist signatories added the word ‘People’ with it, a year after its formation. Even this nomenclature of Gupkar Alliance is a misnomer and distantly related to the genuine concerns of the people,” he remarked.
“People of J&K are the best judges. They have been watching and analyzing these political slogans since decades. You can’t continue with their emotional exploitation and that too for a development oriented election which has nothing to do with the politics,” Bukhari said, while regretting emotional politicization of DDC elections by the Gukpar signatories.
He said that the people of J&K have not forgotten the coalitions between the Gupkar signatories with the right wing political party whom they claim as their opponent now. “While flaunting a political cause in Srinagar the constituents of the Gupkar alliance are actually pitted against each other on the ground thereby depriving the people of their right to have a better representation in the to be formed District Development Councils,” he added.
Addressing the convention, Apni Party senior vice president Ghulam Hassan Mir said the people have realized that this superficial political association is not a serious alliance as is pretended by its allies.
“It is highly unfortunate that these parties have made a mockery of the electoral process by comparing the DDC elections with some misleading political issues. Even after trying to hoodwink the people by its hollow slogans this so-called Alliance has not percolated on the ground thereby exposing it to the hilt,” Mir remarked.
The Apni Party leadership appealed to the people to support its contesting candidate Irshad Ahmad Pandit on the basis of the Party’s developmental agenda and its commitment to serve the people.