Companies from outside exploiting JK’s natural resources, not employing locals: Altaf Bukhari

‘They are using our water resources but we have to buy electricity’

Jammu: Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari has criticized the companies engaged in the execution of power projects and construction of National Highway for not providing employment to local youth even as they exploit natural resources of Jammu and Kashmir.

In this joining programme, Congress leader Khushboo Bhagat among over a dozen prominent people including a BJP leader, retired Principal C.D Sharma and Advocate Sofia Choudhary on Monday joined Apni Party in presence of Party President, Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari.

Bukhari welcomed them into the Party. He hoped that their joining will strengthen the Party at the grass root level in Kathua, and Samba Districts.

Similarly, BJP’s woman leader Sunita Kundal alongwith her supports namely Santosh Kundal, Madhu, Pooja Kundal, Anuradha, Pooja Devi, Ram Lal Sharma, Poli Devi, Renu Devi, Sonali Kundal, Satyam Kundal, Karan Kundal, Rahul Kundal, and Baby also joined Apni Party from Jammu East Assembly Constituency.

Besides, retired Financial Advisor, Health and Medical Education Dept, Mohan Lal Koul (Gulabi), and retired Accounts Officer, Tarseem Singh Manhas also joined Apni Party through Provincial Secretary, Dr Rohit Gupta.

Welcoming them into the Party, he directed the Party leaders and workers to work for social, educational and political upliftment of the people, especially the neglected section of society.

“To work among the people without discrimination is must to restore confidence among them. The people have lost faith in other political parties because of hollow slogans and emotional slogans,” he said.

He further said that “The feeling of helplessness and disappointment among the people has increased in absence of an elected Govt. in J&K. Therefore, it is imperative to hold assembly elections without further delay and restore the Statehood.”

He further said that “Apni Party believes in telling the truth to the people as well as to the Govt. J&K has rich natural resources but unfortunately, they are being given to the outsiders which has no benefit to the locals especially youth,” said Altaf Bukhari.

He said that “The youth are not being given employment in these projects by the companies. The money which they earned from these resources should be utilized for the welfare of the local people of the respective areas. However, the same is not being done.”

He said that “they are using our water resources. But still, we have to buy electricity.”

He was speaking at a joining programme which was organised at Apni Party Office in Gandhi Nagar in which Senior Vice President, Ghulam Hassan Mir, General Secretary, Vijay Bakaya, General Secretary, Vikram Malhotra, Provincial President, Jammu, Manjit Singh, Provincial Vice President, Syed Asgar Ali, Provincial President, Women Wing, Jammu, Namrta Sharma, Ex-MLA Faqir Nath, Provincial Secretary, Dr Rohit Gupta, SC State Coordinator, Bodh Raj Bhagat, State Vice President, State President, ST Wing, Saleem Choudhary, Apni Trade Union, President, Ajaz Kazmi, State Youth Wing, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, State General Secretary, Abhay Bakaya, Provincial President, ST Wing, Choudhary Shabir Kohli and others were also present. (KNS)


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