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J&K govt against Panchayati Raj empowerment: BJP

Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 21:12

Jammu: BJP on Thursday accused the ruling NC-
Congress coalition in Jammu and Kashmir of not giving
decision-making and financial powers to Panchayat raj
institution in the state.

"The J&K government ignored implementation of 73rd and
74th amendments of the Constitution which devolved a
significant amount of power over social sector and development
planning to local level governments or panchayats," BJP MLA
Jugal Kishore Sharma told reporters here today.

"Panchayat Raj institution is weak in the state and it
has not been empowered with decision-making and financial
powers," he said.


First Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 21:12

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