Congress committed to empower Panchayats: Soz
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Kotranka (Rajouri), Apr 21: President of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Professor Saifuddin Soz on Saturday said that his party would continue to fight for implementation of 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments in the state.
Addressing a public meeting here, Soz said, “Congress is struggling hard to ensure that the local bodies in the state are empowered to ensure the development at the grass root level.”
“It was dream of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to empower Panchayati Raj Institutions by implementing 73rd constitution amendment all over the country. The party is working to fulfill his dream,” he said.
Prof Soz said empowerment of the basic democratic institutions of Panchayats was necessary for equitable development in all parts of the state. “Congress party is committed for empowerment of Panchayati Raj System on the pattern of 73rd and 74th amendment of the constitution. This will streamline the system of governance for effective delivery of welfare schemes to the people at the grass root level,” he added.
Referring to the peace process between India and Pakistan, the JKPCC Chief said, “Pakistan created problems in Kashmir and now it is facing the same,” he said claiming that the militancy in Jammu and Kashmir was on decline.
He said that the civil society in Pakistan wanted friendly relations with India and strengthening of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to further normalize relations and for peace in the region. “Now it (Pakistan) wants peace as the country has realized the futility of violence,” he added.
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