Chairman of the All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference Shafiq Mir Monday questioned the rationale behind giving two more months time to the Omar Abdullah led alliance govt for incorporating the amendments in the state Panchayati Raj Act by Congress leader Ambika Soni.
“When the assembly session is about to begin in 6 days there is no logic to give more time to the coalition partner for implementing the amendment in the Panchayati Raj act, Shafiq Mir said here on Monday on the sidelines of a protest march in support of their demands.
Earlier, large number of Panches and Sarpanches under the banner of All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference, AJKPC held strong protest demonstration outside the Press Club Jammu on Monday against delaying tactics of state government in implementing 73rd amendment of Indian Constitution in the state.
Rejecting the 2 months further extension given by Congress to National Conference for the implementation of 73rd amendment, the AJKPC leaders described it a mere time killing exercise and a fixed match between the two parties.
A Large number of Panchayat members belonging to all blocks and districts of the state including Kashmir region gathered outside the Press Club Jammu and protested against the failure of the Panchayati Raj in the state.
Holding the state government directly responsible for the failure of PRI’s in the state the AJKPC leaders warned both NC and Congress of dire consequences if they failed to implement the promises made to people of the state and 33,000 Panchayat members of the state .
Warning the state government of dire consequences, Anil Sharma, General Secretary of the organization said that all those parties and leaders who have played a cruel joke with the Panchayats will have to pay its price in the coming assembly and Lok Sabha elections for which Sharma said AJKPC was formulating a plan how to defeat such people who played anti-Panchayat roles. Describing Panchayti Raj system a complete failure in the state.