JAMMU, March 30: Retired Director Youth Services and Sports Madan Lal alongwith others today joined the Apni Party in presence of Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir and Provincial President, Jammu, Manjit Singh.
In a statement to the press, a function was organized at the Party office in Gandhi Nagar in the presence of Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir, Provincial President, Jammu, Manjit Singh, SC State Coordinator Madan Lal Chalotra, OBC State Coordinator Bodh Raj Bhagat, District President Udhampur and Ex MLA Faqir Nath, and others.
In this function, Gh. Hassan Mir welcomed retired Director Youth Services and Sports Madan Lal, Suresh Kumar Gupta, Raj Kumar Bhagat and others into the party and hoped that their joining will strengthen the party.
Mir said that the role of the Apni Party becomes important especially when it has gained ground support from the public to redress issues of the people in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that the people remained politically unrepresented in J&K for a long time and the Apni Party has given ample space to the unheard voices.
“Our resolve is to keep the two regions united and work for development and peace,” he added. He said that the Apni Party has the ability to restore lost faith of the people with the initiation of political process.
He said that the Govt of India should restore statehood and hold early assembly elections as early as possible.
Welcoming the newcomers into the party, Manjit Singh said that the PDD and PHE departments have allegedly started harassment of people despite knowing the economic status of the people in cities and villages.
“Many people have lost their jobs during covid19 lockdown and it has worsened their financial condition despite that the PHE and PDD are compelling people that they should deposit charges,” he said.
He appealed to the Govt that bills should be reduced or they should not be charged for some more months in view of their poor financial conditions.
He said that threatening announcements are being made if the charges are not deposited, their electricity and water connections will be disconnected which is unjustified and against the spirit of a government which is meant to serve people.
“The people should be given a chance to overcome the financial constraint. The Govt is for the welfare of people and it should adopt the similar policy so that the poor people do not feel suppressed,” said Manjit Singh.
Besides, District President Rural-A Pushap Dev Uppal, Devi Dutta, Kulwant Singh, and others were also present on the occassion.