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
"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
"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.