Jammu & Kashmir

Panchayat, ULB polls to empower JK’s grassroots democratic institutions, says Mehbooba

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Seeks larger participation of people in Panchayat polls

Jammu:  Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti has said that her government is committed to empowerment of grassroots level institutions and proposed elections to Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies is a major step in this direction.

“The Government made a commitment on the floor of the House in June 2016 that the elections to the rural and urban local bodies would be held at the earliest to ensure full empowerment of these institutions,” Chief Minister said while talking to various public delegations.

Chief Minister sought larger participation of people in Panchayat elections scheduled to be held in February 2018.

She also added that Panchayat polls will be followed by elections to Urban Local Bodies to fully empower these basic democratic institutions. 

“These democratic institutions play a vital role in taking forward the all-round developmental agenda of the government to every section of the population,” she said.


(With inputs from KNS)

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