Srinagar: Apni Party held a meeting in the Anantnag district to discuss the future strategy and assess the preparedness for the upcoming elections.
According to a press statement issued here, the meeting was organized at the party’s district office in Khanabal Anantnag, and it was presided over by the district president Abdul Rahim Rather. The meeting was to figure out the strategy in view of the forthcoming assembly election in the Union Territory (UT). Besides Rather, Party’s Additional General Secretary Hilal Ahmad Shah, Provincial secretary Nazir Ahmad Wani, District Secretary Tariq Ahmad Veeri, Block Development Council Chairman, Chittergul, Ch. Abdul Hamid, Imtiaz Ahmad Rather, District President of the party’s youth wing Anis-ul-Islam Ganai, District Secretary youth wing Raja Showkat, party leader from Qazigund Tariq Ahmad Wani, and Gul Mohammad Koli from Pahalgam spoke in the meeting.
According to a statement Abdul Rahim Rather while addressing the meeting urged the party leaders and workers in Anantnag to gear up their political activities and prepare for the upcoming electoral process.
He said, “Time has come when we need to enhance our political activities and public outreach to ensure people are well aware of the people-friendly agenda of the Apni Party.”
During the meeting Rather expressed his displeasure over the random arrests of the youth. He said, “The way young boys are being arrested and then many of them booked under the PSA, is quite disturbing.” He added, “Many of them have been picked just because they were ‘suspected’. The arrest spree has created an atmosphere of panic among the masses.”
He appealed to the Lieutenant Governor and the DGP to intervene in the matter to ensure the random arrests are stopped and a conducive atmosphere is created for the youth.” He said, “The administration should adopt the counseling methods to ensure our youth do not fall prey to a wrong path.”
Hilal Ahmad Shah while speaking in the meeting hoped that the Apni Party will emerge as the largest political party of J&K in the upcoming assembly elections. He said, “The traditional political parties are following the monarchy type of setup within, but the Apni Party is rooted in the democratic principles.