CC likely to meet next week
To Discuss Cong Panel Report
73rd Amendment Row
Srinagar, Dec 13: The Coalition Coordination Committee (CC) of the ruling National Conference-Congress alliance is meeting next week to discuss the report prepared by a five-member committee set up by the state Congress chief Saifuddin Soz. The panel was constituted to look into the provisions of the 73rd amendment for their incorporation into the state Panchayati Raj Act.
Reliable sources told KNS that Soz-committee report will be discussed by the CC to arrive at a consensus on incorporation of certain provisions of the 73rd amendment in the State Act.
When contacted, Soz confirmed that a meeting of the CC is being held shortly to discuss the report. However, he said the dates for the meeting have not been fixed yet.
Meanwhile, senior NC leader and Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Ali Muhammad Sagar said conducting of elections to the Block Development Councils in the State depends upon the submission of the report. “A meeting of the coordination committee will probably be held next week. The report will be discussed by both the parties. After proper discussion, a decision on the BDC elections will be taken,” he added.
Sagar reiterated that the coalition government was committed to a three-tier Panchayati Raj system in the state which included constitution of committees on block and district levels.
Pertinently Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had Wednesday said the state government was waiting for the report of the NC-Congress coordination committee headed by PCC chief Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz for holding the BDC polls.
Omar had said his government was committed to three-tier fully empowered Panchayat Raj system in the State. “We are eagerly waiting for Saif-ud-Din Soz-led coordination committee report to go for BDC elections which would follow elections to the District Councils,” he said.
The elections to the BDCs in the state were postponed after Congress reportedly threatened to boycott polls if government failed to incorporate 73rd constitutional amendment in the state. KNS
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