NAVNEET MISHRA, STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER AAM AADMI PARTY is a senior face of AAP in Jammu and Kashmir.
In an exclusive interview with the Kashmir Media Watch, he talks to Rameez Makhdoomi.
You have started since few months, where do you view current growth of Aam Aadmi Party in Jammu and Kashmir?
We are growing as a political force at an impressive pace. We are growing equally in both Jammu as well as Kashmir region at an unprecedented pace.
Are youth inclined towards AAP in JK?
Yes youth are a major segment joining the AAM Aadmi Party in Jammu and Kashmir. In the recent sea of Public in Jammu after we returned from mammoth joining in Delhi the major force involved were the youth of Jammu.
How would AAP tackle the Jammu vs Kashmir politics played since long outhere?
This is a good question .Our basic motive as AAM Aadmi Party is to wipe out the politics of hate played by the regional and other parties between the two regions. If people need basic education and health facilities in Jammu region they crave for same in Kashmir region, we would promote Cooperation and love between the two regions.
What is the Focus of AAP as political party in JK?
Our thrust is on to promote and strengthen the basic education and health care facilities for the masses and provide them excellent governance. We are holding sessions and extensively traveling in both regions as topography of Jammu and Kashmir is different, and will formulate the manifesto considering needs of both regions.
In the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir how many seats would AAP contest?
We would contest all the 90 seats and win an overwhelming majority.
How far it is truth that AAP lacks faces in Jammu and Kashmir?
AAP is not an elitist party. Anyone can be our face who works for the welfare of common man, and every common human is our face .In Punjab a mobile repair shop owner defeated Chief Minister recently, this shows strength of AAP.
BJP is alleged of playing politics of polarization by opponents especially in wake of recent riots on occasion of Ramnavmi?
The Bhartiya Janta Party is playing dangerous politics of hate pitting Hindu vs Muslim and using bulldozer against Muslims and opponents. This can have serious repercussions for the country and only antidote is the politics of good governance by the AAP.
What is AAP doing to keep criminal elements from bay in its party fold in Jammu and Kashmir?
We have a proper screening committee for the purpose which screens every new entrant and keeps away the criminal elements from joining the party fold. We are encouraging good humans having clean image in the party setup.
Your take on power crisis in JK?
Jammu and Kashmir especially the valley of Kashmir is seeing worst electricity crisis. The tourism is at peak in Kashmir and the holy month of Ramadan is ongoing, this looks deliberate ploy by the BJP to kill economy of the people.
Lastly, is it true that AAP is going slow in Kashmir?
We are going in between the masses with our agenda and policies but yes due to security issues and our leaders not provided the security the pace is slow.