Awami Itihad Party supremo and former MLA Langate Er Rashid on Sunday said that if Kupwara people vote for him in the upcoming parliamentary election he would restore dignity, honour and rights of people in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a gathering here at Chinar Park in Handwrara he said, “On the name of Gujjar and Pahari people are getting bifurcated here. NC bifurcates on urban and rural, PDP on north and south but Kashmir is one. We should not give it any communal agenda or sectarian angle, people should vote on merit, this election is an exam of willpower and commitment of Kashmiri’s as what they want,” Rashid said.
He said that being as MLA of Langate constituency for almost ten years everyone knows my stand, “My ten years in the state assembly are like an open book and people should make a difference in this election by voting to a right party who will fight for their basic rights,” he said.
AIP supremo said that the basic two parties Kashmir who came into alliance with BJP should not forget that they are the crime partners of BJP in Kashmir, “exploiting and crying will not work now, don’t play with the sentiment of Kashmiris and leave this old traditional dirty politics,” he said.
Rashid lashed out on the successive governments during his address said that people of Kupwara are only used as a vote bank and that is the reason we are being ignored in every developmental move.
He said that if Ladakh can be separate division then why not Handwara can be a separate district. “Both NC and PDP ignored Kupwara in their successive regimes in wake of the development, if I will win this election I assure you change in the developmental process,” he said.