Deceptive politics by traditional parties caused severe developmental deficit in Kashmir: Altaf Buhari
Apni Party holds public rally in north Kashmir’s Singhpora Pattan
Srinagar: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Friday said that deceptive politics by the traditional political parties have caused severe developmental deficit here, over the years.
He was addressing a public rally in north Kashmir’s Singhpora Pattan, where the party leaders received a grand reception from the people and the party workers at the rally venue.
According to a press release issued here, while addressing the convention Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari urged people not to fall prey to the deceptive politics of the traditional political parties anymore.
“The political leaders who have been at the helm of affairs in the past have always misled the masses through false promises and emotional slogans. For their electoral gains, these parties and their leaders used to allure you on the name deceiving slogans like autonomy and self-rule. They did not mean to fulfill their promises, instead, they rendered you helpless and in a pathetic situation. Their deceiving politics and emotional slogans landed thousands of our young boys either in jails or in the graveyards,” he said.
He advised people not to fall into the trap of ruthless politicians anymore. He said, “Now, it is your responsibility to tell these so-called leaders that enough is enough. They will come to you again with false promises, but you must refuse to fall into their trap this time. You should vote smartly, now. You should make sure that you elect only those who are capable to raise your living standard, and working for the development of this land.”
Emphasising on the restoration of peace, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said, “People have been grappling with deaths ad bloodshed for the past more than 30 years. The turmoil and violence have damaged our social fabric as well. We cannot afford further destruction, thus we need to ensure a peaceful environment, which will eventually pave a way for the prosperity of the people and the development here.”
On the lack of development in J&K, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said, “Look at our education institutions. Most of our government schools lack buildings and other infrastructure, and even 80 percent of schools do not have proper washrooms for the students. The same is the condition of our hospitals and health centers.”
He promised that the Apni Party if given the mandate to serve the people, will ensure social justice, equivalent development of all regions, and a corruption-free administration in Jammu and Kashmir.
“We will change the scenario for good. We will focus on the development of all regions irrespective of the political and religious affiliations of the people. This land has a huge potential for economic growth and development. I assure you that Apni Party has a vision for the prosperity of the people,” Bukhari said.
“Unlike the conventional political parties, Apni Party does not believe in false promises. Our politics and agenda is based on the truth. We will never deceive you through fake promises and emotional slogans, even if doing so does not fetch us electoral gains,” he said.
“Since the day Apni Party was established, we have been promising you that will strive for the peace, prosperity, and development of J&K. We know these goals are achievable, and we have a clear-cut vision to fulfill our promises. We do not believe in false promises, we say only what we believe that can archive for you,” he added.
Besides, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari the prominent party leaders who were present at the venue include Ghulam Hassan Mir, Javaid Iqbal, Advocate Sajad Hussain, DDC member Kunzar Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, Abdul Majeed Khanday, BDC chairman Aftab Ahmad Beigh, Jehangir Ahmad, Abrar Ahmad Shah, Abdul Rahman Malik, Block President Singhpora Ashiq Ahmad Malik, Stage Secretary Ghulam Hassan Shadab, and others.