The NC-Congress coalition government in the state was
contemplating to hold Panchayat elections soon, he said at a
function here organised on the occasion of India's first Prime
Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's 120th birth anniversary.
The aim of holding these elections was to empower and
strengthen Panchayati Raj institutions, Soz said.
It was Nehru's dream to empower these institutions to
enable fruits of development to perlocate down to the
grassroot level, he said.
Paying tributes to Nehru, Soz described him as a
great statesman and an architect of modern India.
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government intends to hold elections to Panchayats at the earliest to decentralise power at the grassroot level, state Congress head Saif-ud-Din Soz said on Sunday.
First Published: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 18:38