JAMMU, Oct 13: Apni Party General Secretary Vijay Bakaya today said that his Party will continue its fight under the leadership of Altaf Bukhari against divisive politics and propagate the ideology of unity of Jammu and Kashmir. Bakaya was speaking at a felicitation function organised at Party Office in Gandhi Nagar to honour Advocate Nirmal Kotwal on being appointed as Additional Spokesperson of the Party in Jammu. Over 30 advocates also participated in the felicitation programme.
While congratulating Advocate Kotwal on his appointment as Additional Spokesperson Apni Party, Vijay Bakaya, General Secretary stated that it was a privilege to have him to handle an important responsibility of propagating the message of the Apni Party through the length and breadth of the UT of J&K. He further said that he belonged to the intelligentsia of opinion makers and he would definitely contribute to strengthen the roots of the Party. He further said that under the statesman-like leadership of Altaf Bukhari, the Apni Party had emerged as the strong voice equally of the people of Jammu as well as Kashmir and was seen as a Party which shunned divisive politics and remained pragmatic without depending on hollow slogans and without selling dreams.
Meanwhile, speaking on the occasion, Manjit Singh, said that J&K is passing through a politically tough period of instability with no clear indication of what is going to happen in coming years with regard to politics. "This political instability was recently witnessed with the joining of several politicians of a particular ideology to an opposite ideology. The people are witnessing the political happenings and this has caused a way of mistrust and hopelessness among them," said Manjit Singh. He said the sense of instability among the people has increased and there is dire need to hold assembly polls in J&K without delay. "If the elections are delayed again, it would have an adverse impact on the people of J&K, he added. He said "Apni Party has emerged as a hope among the people as it speaks of unity and equality among the people of two regions." He said many people joined the Party due to its mission to restore lost honour of J&K. Meanwhile, the newly appointed Additional Spokesperson of Apni Party in Jammu, senior Advocate Nirmal Kotwal thanked the leaders of the party for the felicitation function. While speaking on the occasion, Adv Nirmal Kotwal said "Apni Party is a mission towards development and equality.
" Asserting mission of the youth is to associate youth, Kotwal said they are committed for the welfare of all section of society without discrimination. "It was the Apni Party which raised the voice of people of J&K in Delhi when other leaders were under detention. Even after their release, the leaders of political parties avoided speaking for the people. Altaf Bukhari sahab went to Delhi and again highlighted the concerns of the people of J&K, " he said. Prominent among those who were present on the occasion include District President Jammu Urban, Pranav Shagotra, Vice President J&K Youth Wing Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, SC State Coordinator, Bodh Raj Bhagat, Provincial Secretary Dr. Rohit Gupta, Provincial Organizing Secretary, Shanker Singh Chib, State General Secretary Youth Wing, Abhay Bakaya, Provincial President Jammu Youth Wing, Vipul Bali, District Vice President Urban, Vaibhav Mattoo, Provincial Secretary, Youth Wing, Vishal Jotshi, District Secretary Abhishek Goswami, Provincial Secretary, Youth Wing, Suhail Khajuria, Provincial Vice President Youth Wing Joginder Singh, Trade District Secretary, Dalbir Singh, General Secretary District Udhampur, Satpal Chalotra, District Youth Wing, Shivam Choudhary, and others.