Srinagar: Newly floated Jammu Kashmir Apni Party president and former Minister, Syed Altaf Bukhari Tuesday said that every political party is responsible for present mess and chaos in Kashmir.
“NC, PDP, Congress and BJP are equally responsible for the current state of affairs of Jammu and Kashmir. ‘No one is without blemish. Everyone is responsible,” Bukhari said.
He said: “We had been told the scenario will change after the abrogation of special status in Jammu and Kashmir, but we witnessed nothing important in terms of development and other things,” Bukari said.
Apni Party held a political rally at Sher-i-Kashmir Municipal Park. To facilitate the political rally and keeping the security concerns into view, authorities had blocked the Polo-view road.
Several party leaders addressed the workers. Party President Altaf Bukari said that everyone deceived the people of Kashmir and now they can’t tolerate deceit and cheating.
While talking about the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), Bukhari said that the parties’ part of this Alliance will wind up soon and who knows these parties may merge and form a single party. “Reality will soon dawn upon people about this Alliance,” he said.
Bukhari the former PDP Minister who was known for his proximity to former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that he was a ‘worthy’ minister. “Tell me didn’t I improve the condition of roads while being a minister. I macadamized roads across Srinagar city and worked for people. If I have done wrong or looted something, a Commission should be formed against me. Not only against me but against all politicians who have committed wrong,” he said.
He said the massive participation of people in the ongoing District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir has shown it clearly that the polls and Kashmir issue are two separate things.
“This election has proved that the narrative set by these political parties (NC, Congress and PDP) that anyone who votes will be against the Kashmir issue. People have identified (displayed) that there is no connection with the movement and elections. And this is the biggest take away from this election and a win for the JKAP,” said Bukhari.
He said that the people have realized that polls and the political issue of Kashmir are two different things.
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