J&K govt against Panchayati Raj empowerment: BJP

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.