Politics of exploitation
JK Apni Party has blamed the previous political dispensations of playing with the emotions of common people especially in Srinagar city in order to remain in power.
Party Chief Altaf Bukhari in a recent public rally in Srinagar said that Srinagar city has been neglected by all the previous governments and the people have got nothing and have been exploited by the previous regimes by giving emotional slogans.
He said that People have made it amply clear that the vote and the Kashmir movement have nothing to do with each other and that is the biggest success of this election. Altaf while speaking said that they were hoodwinking people that if they vote they would be treated as traitors. But on the contrary vote is a solution to a lot of our issues and it has nothing to do with the basic issue.
The Apni Party chief said that it was separatist political parties which would call for a poll boycott. This time not a single separatist political party or a leader had given any such call. The PDP and National Conference boycotted the municipal elections in 2018 asking the Centre to give assurance first that it wouldn’t revoke Article 35A of the Constitution of India.
Bukhari, who was earlier with PDP and remained finance minister during the PDP-BJP government, formed the party in March this year and soon after the formation of the party, on March 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a 24-member delegation led by Bukhari in New Delhi.