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If AP comes to power will provide 800 units of electricity free, raise SWP to Rs 5000: Bukhari

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Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday reiterated that if came to power will provide 800 units of electricity free per household and raise the social welfare pension to Rs 5000 to the beneficiaries of Jammu and Kashmir.


Addressing Party convention at Dak Banglow-Karnah Tangdhar in Kupwara district, Bukhari said, if supported by the people to form the government, will provide free first 500 units of electricity in summers and 300 units in winters to Jammu division while as first 500 units of electricity would be provided to the people of Kashmir division free of cost every month during winters and 300 units during summers.


He said his party will also increase monthly social welfare pensions for the economically weaker sections from Rs 1000 to Rs 5000 per month in all categories.


Bhukhari said, besides promoting Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojnana to the length and breadth of, Apni Party will provide an additional four refill cylinders to every entitled beneficiary.

Apni Party President emphasized on the requisite empowerment of Pahari speaking people who have been an important part of the social fabric of Jammu and Kashmir. “Our party will take all necessary steps that will ensure the rights of Pahari speaking people are safeguarded and their pressing grievances are resolved,” he said.

Responding to a question of the media persons on the sidelines of the function with regards to the recent cricket controversy, Bukhari said that Cricket is a game which should be purely taken as a sports activity.


He said, statehood remains an inalienable right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have felt politically and economically disempowered after the abrogation of Article-370.

it is high time that restoration of Statehood is ensured before the upcoming assembly elections. This will remove the trust deficit and sense of alienation among the people,” Bukhari observed.


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