AIP not to join AAP: Er Rashid

SRINAGAR: puting speculations to rest that Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) was planning to join Aam Admi Party, Er Rashid leader of (AIP) today termed the reports in a section of media as rumors and ridiculous. 

Addressing party workers in Aloochibagh, Srinagar party president Er Sheikh Abdul Rashid said: “We have been repeatedly saying that Kashmiris don’t have to copy anybody and have to decide themselves what suits their needs and political aspirations.” 

In a statement AIP said it has a clear vision on how to get Kashmiris out of the turmoil and has a firm faith that the way leads through resolution of Kashmir issue.  Though AIP is not adverse to join hands with any such political party which has a commitment to resolve K-issue and promise to provide best possible governance, but Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) doesn’t have a specific roadmap to resolve K-issue.” 

He further said, “Though I have been in touch with AAP leaders since last one year but unfortunately they seem to be in a dilemma vis-a-vis K-issue and lack a roadmap that could address both political and socio-economic grievances of Kashmiris. 

The confusion in the ranks of AAP has surfaced on more than one occasions when it comes to Kashmir but every time it has ended up with the tune not different than Congress and BJP.  He added, “Like other political parties AAP seems to be influenced by those who never want miseries of Kashmiris to end in the name of so called national interest. 

“With eyes to gain much public support throughout India AAP seems to have decided not to bother about the long pending Kashmir dispute and follow the beaten tracks.  However, if any party including AAP at any stage comes out with concrete and realistic approach and attitude to resolve Kashmir dispute, AIP will not waste a second to offer the support and join hands in the interest of Kashmiri people”.

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