Rajouri, July 17: Calling upon workers to gear up for Panchayat polls, Former Minister, MLA Darhal and Member of Political Affairs Committee of Peoples Democratic Party Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has said that elections for panchayats and local bodies are imperative for gross root level development in the state.
Addressing workers convention at Rajouri for the first time after Governor Rule, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said that Panchayat and local bodies are important to strengthen democracy and these institutions need to be established as earlier as possible. He said that decentralization of power to the ground level will improve transparency in the system to monitor developmental activities at local levels. He called upon workers to gear up for elections and elect dedicated and committed people for panchayats and local bodies so that local government is established and development is monitored by the people.
Expressing satisfaction over three years of government performance, Zulfkar said that Pir Panjal region get focussed attention during Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Mehbooba Mufti regime and people are well about the outstanding performance. He said that for the first time in the history, PDP led government gave four Additional Deputy Commissioners for Kotranka, Nowshera, Sunderbani and Kalakote. He added that government provided Medical College at Mehra and Degree College at Kotranka during this period. CNS