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Five Cong, one Gujjar leaders joins AP, claims spokesman

Srinagar, Jul 2 (KINS) Five Congress leaders from Bhaderwah and a Gujjar leader from Kupwara on Friday joined Apni Party (AP) in Srinagar, a party spokesman claimed this afternoon.

He said five prominent Congress leaders, including four councilors from Bhaderwah joined AP at Lal Chowk office in Srinagar.

Those who joined included City President Congress Bhaderwa Suhail Malik, Councilors Mrs Seema Malik, Mohammad Akbar Sheikh, Shabir Hussain Sheikh and Shameem Ahmad Mir in presence of AP president Altaf Bukhari. Bukhari welcomed the new entrants and said Party is committed to work for an equitable development of all the regions and sub regions of Jammu and Kashmir and would take all measures to ensure the welfare of people.

“Apni Party’s politics is based on truthfulness and it will always adhere to the principle which demands sincerity and unwavering efforts to ease out the sufferings of people. The welfare of people is our prime concern,” he remarked.

Bukhari expressed hope and belief that the joining five congressmen from Bhadarwa will surely strengthen the Party cadre at grassroots level in the region. “Today’s joining will give an impetus to the Party activities which are aimed at mitigating the sufferings of the people in the region,” he added.

On the occasion, the new entrants thanked the Party leadership for providing them with a viable political platform and pledged to work diligently for the public welfare in their respective areas besides strengthening the party at grass root level.

The spokesman said prominent Gujjar leader and social activist Farooq Chechi from Rajwar-Handwara in district Kupwara on Friday  joined AP along with his associates and supporters in Srinagar.

Welcoming the new entrant into the Party-fold, Bukhari expressed hope that his joining will strengthen the Party cadres at grassroots level in Kupwara district.

“The Gujjar community is an essential and inseparable part of Jammu and Kashmir’s rich cultural diversity. Apni Party is committed for the integrated development of J&K by providing equal opportunities to all communities and ethnicities without any disparity or discrimination,” Bukhari remarked on this occasion. ( Source UNI)

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