Under the leadership of former minister and former PDP leader Syed Altaf Bukhari, today his party came into existence in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
Over 30 politicians from three national & regional political parties of Jammu & Kashmir to come together tomorrow to form a new political party which is likely to be named ‘Apni Party’. Third front likely to emerge in the newly formed Union Territory.
The party was announced at Bukhari’s Lal Chowk residence. On Saturday, an important meeting of leaders joining the party was held, in which preparations for the new party were finalized. PDP has suffered major setback because of this step of Bukhari.
Bukhari said that this party will take care of the rational aspirations of the people. Our party will not make any promise which is not based on truth.
Bukhari said that if I am compared with Bakshi Sahab (Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad), it is fine. I remember that Bakshi Saheb had a political and economic vision. The same vision needs to emerge today.
Bukhari said that the condition of everyone is bad, whether small business or big. He said that we would sit silent but my conscience did not allow me to do this.
He also said that those who are political prisoners should be released. Some were with us, who are still lodged in jails outside the state.
He said that we do not see who is ruling in Delhi. We look at it from the Government of India. We have to go with them.
He said that Altaf Bukhari is independent and decides on his own. When I came into politics, I still had my own decision. Said that there is an atmosphere of mistrust between Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir.
Regarding the leaders who joined and joined the party, he said that our party is a mix of old and young faces. The party needs experienced and young people.