NC has eroded democratic inst in J-K: Mufti
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 23:07
Jammu: PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday slammed Jammu and Kashmir's ruling NC-Congress coalition saying the government had "eroded" democratic institutions in the state through its "gimmicks and misdeeds".

"The present NC-Congress regime, through its gimmicks and misdeeds, has eroded the sanctity and credibility of democratic institutions in the state," Sayeed said, addressing a public meeting in Samba district today.

He accused the government of "undermining" democratic institutions, including the Assembly, local bodies and the Panchayati Raj institutions.

"Instead of strengthening these democratic institutions, the present government has been indulging in undemocratic means to undermine the role of elected representatives," he said.

The former Chief Minister said the NC's promises of empowering Panchayats in the state remained "mere assurances on papers".

"Over nine months have passed since the completion of the Panchayat elections but no step has been taken so far to conduct elections in local bodies," he said.


First Published: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 23:07

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