PDP-BJP Govt fails to empower panchayats at par with 73rd amendment: Mir

GJ REPORT
JAMMU, JAN 14: A meeting of PCC Executive was held here today under the chairmanship of PCC Chief G A Mir.
The meeting was attended by Senior leaders including several Legislators of the party to discuss the Organizational preparations for forthcoming Panchayat elections in the State.
PCC Chief G A Mir asked the party leaders to activate the cadres in their areas to gear up for the elections to ensure the greater participation of the people. Although the government has weakened the Panchayat Raj System by the retrograde amendment in the Act whereby the direct election to Sarpanchs has been replaced by in-direct elections through Panchs. The people will be deprived to vote and elect directly the persons of their choice, as Sarpanchs. The PDP-BJP coalition stands exposed on their commitments to ensure empowerment of panchayats at par with 73rd amendment which was incorporated by the previous Government. The Congress party has always struggled for empowerment of grass root institutions to strengthen democracy in the State.
The meeting also decided to hold series of conventions in different parts of Jammu province in the coming days including a mega convention at Jammu on 24th of this month to mobilize the cadres to expose the total failure of the present Govt on all fronts and the opportunist stand of the two coalition partners in the state.
Prominent leaders present include Senior Vice president Sham Lal Sharma, CLP leader Nwanag Rigzin Jora, Tara Chand, Taj Mohi-Ud-Din, Mula Ram, Raman Bhalla, MLAs G M Saroori, Ch Akram, Mohd Amin Bhat, Asgar Karbali & Deldan Nimgial; MLCs Naresh Gupta, Muzaffar Parrey and Th Balbir Singh; Kanta Bhan, Ravinder Sharma, Rajnish Sharma, Dr Manohar Lal Sharma, Yogesh Sawhney, Shabir Ahmed Khan, Manjit Singh, Vikram Malhotra, Manmohan Singh, Namarata Sharma, Shah Nawaz Choudhary, Faqir Nath, Th Hari Singh, Suman Bhagat, Swarn Lata, Arvinder Singh Micky, Indu Pawar, Shiv Dev Singh, G L Chalotra, Gurbachan Kumari Rana, Ashok Sharma, Krishan Chandar Bhagat, Ashok Dogra, Prof Gharu Ram, Kuldeep Raj Verma, Maheshwar Singh, Khushal Bali, Iqbal Malik, Subash Bhagat, M K Bhardwaj, Anil Chopra, Subash Gupta, Sain Ab Rasheed, Rajinder Singh Kaka, Arun Singh Raju, Hari Singh Chib, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Neeraj Kundan, Hira Lal Pandita, Gajan Singh, Parveen Sarawar Khan, Shashi Sharma, Pankaj Dogra, Neeraj Gupta, Thomas Khoker, Pawan Raina, Nirdosh Sharma, Manjeet Singh Jatt, Imtiaz Khanday, Kulbir Singh Pathania, Nadeem Shrief Niaz, Sanjeev Sharma, Narinder Gupta and Suresh Bargotra.