Hailing the creation of new administrative units, NCs Jammu leaders said the historic decision is only next to the land and tiller that party founder Sheikh M Abdullah did. At Jammu’s party headquarters enthusiastic workers were seen dancing and distributing sweets among people, a party statement said.
Provincial President Devender Rana termed the decision as historic and a new milestone towards fulfillment of public demand.
“The imitative of Omar Abdullah in taking the administration to the people will go in the annals of history with golden letters like the revolutionary measure of land to tiller by Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah decades earlier”, Rana said while complimenting the Chief Minister for his single-mindedness and resilience in accomplishing the commitment made to the people.
Rana said the creation of blocks, niabats ,tehsils and sub-divisions will go a long way in mitigating the difficulties of the people in various areas, particularly the far off pockets of the State, who had to traverse long distances for getting their problems resolved in various utility services offices.
NC Provincial President said the historic decision is in true spirit of National Conference’s cherished agenda of empowering the people, who he described as the real fountain of power. In this context, he also made a mention of holding the Panchayat elections after 33 years and said involvement of the people at grass roots level in decision making has given a new impetus to governance.
Rana exuded confidence that the public-friendly initiatives of the Chief Minister will greatly help in transforming the politico-economic scenario of the State, with people finding themselves at the helm, as far as their developmental aspirations are concerned.