Holding Panchayati elections tops govt’s agenda: Sagar
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Oct 2: The Minister for Rural Development, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Sagar on Saturday said that holding Panchayati elections tops the agenda of the state government.
“Panchayati elections will be held very soon at an appropriate time. By establishing panchayats across the state, we will be involving the people at the grass root level in policy implementation and formulation, which forms the basis of a democratic setup,” Sagar said while addressing Gram Sabas here.
“We will also get additional funds to change the socio-economic landscape of the areas. We need to hold Panchayat elections to do so,” Sagar said.
Asserting that the dialogue was the only viable medium to resolve various vexed issues, Sagar
asked the separatists and other parties to come forward for talks.
Lashing out at the separatists for holding government responsible for alleged human rights violations, Sagar said, “They should go for an introspection as they are responsible for the same by making the life of people difficult by resorting to hartals and Chalo calls, which have destroyed our educational social and economical set up.”
“They (separatists) are responsible for economic and educational degradation of the state. It would take decades together for the people to compensate the losses suffered due to the frequent hartals and calls given by the separatists,” he said.
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