JKPCC Chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir Friday asked the party cadres to gear up for the forthcoming elections to the ULBs in the State.
Mir said this while chairing a meeting of senior leaders and functionaries of JKPCC held today.
Mir stressed upon the need to have a coordinated effort to expose the misdeeds of the BJP before the public and also organize the grass root workers to give inputs with regard the selection of best candidates of the party.
He also said those found indulging in any kind of antiparty activities would not be spared and candidates with their loyality and dedication towards the party and ideology would be chosen for the party tickets based on inputs from the party cadres.
Responding to the concern of former Minister Mula Ram regarding the deliberate attempt to reserve wards for SCs with less or inadequate population of SC in the said Wards, Shri Mir said that party has already submitted objections to the election authority with regard to the irregularities and abnormalities in the reservation and rotation of wards in the corporation and other ULBs.
He hoped that the same shall be reviewed and re-examined in accordance with law and norms in the matter, in a transparent manner.
Mir said that the Congress has the credit of establishing the Panchayat Raj system throughout the Country and it was the result of great struggle and efforts of congress that the 73rd and 74th amendments were incorporated in the state laws to further empower the Panchayats and ULBs which are basic institutions of democracy.
He said that now the ULBs and Panchayats bodies would be constituted in accordance with the all silent features of the 73rd and 74th amendment of the Constitution, which would usher into an era of setting up of fully empowered Panchayat Raj system in the state.
Mir said that the PDP-BJP coalition government in its ten month rule have made the Panchayats totally defunct and non-functional and their rights were usurped by the ruling legislators and Ministers in the matter of local developments.
He said that the Panchayats were bypassed ion every sphere and were subjected to the jurisdiction and dictates of the officials.
He asked the party leaders and workers to fan out in their respective areas and maintain close rapport with the people, who were feeling cheated by the false slogans of BJP in Jammu Region.
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