No friction in coalition government in JK: Soz
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 22:00
Jammu: Denying any friction between Congress and its coalition partner National Conference in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress chief Saif-ud-Din Soz on Thursday said that ties between the two parties will be strengthened further.

"There is no friction between the two major parties and coalition will be further strengthened. There is no room for anybody creating any kind of friction between the two parties," Soz said, while reacting to a media query after chairing a meeting of the Coordination Committee of Congress and NC here this evening.

Soz, who is Chairman of coordination committee, said that today's main agenda in the CC was to discuss adoption of the provision of 73rd amendment of the Indian Constitution in Panchayati Raj Act, obtaining in Jammu and Kashmir.

The CC decided that since the 73rd amendment of the Constitution of India has empowered the Panchayati Raj institutions and further democratised them in the country, it is necessary to adopt the provision of this amendment, he said.

"It was decided that a committee be constituted to go into this question in depth and recommend within a month, at the most, the areas where the current Panchayat Raj Act in the state needs to be amended, to incorporate the provisions of the 73rd amendment of the Constitution of India," Soz said.

Referring to the statement of Minister for Health and Horticulture Sham Lal Sharma, Soz said that his statement was not in line with the party stand and only reaction to NC MLA Dr Mustafa Kamal.


First Published: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 22:00

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