Asif Iqbal Naik
Senior Congress Leader and MLA Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori Monday slammed National Conference leadership
in creating hurdles in implementation of majority of centrally sponsored schemes in Jammu and Kashmir.
Saroori while addressing a gathering at remote village of Gurinal Chatroo of Inderwal Constituency after inauguration of newly constructed Panchayat Ghar in the village constructed at an expenditure of Rs.22 lacks under 13th FC and MGNREGA by Rural Development Department (RDD).
He said that despite repeated attempt by the Congress party, National Conference fail to incorporate 73rd and 74th amendment in Panchayat Raj Act in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that by way of incorporating of 73rd and 74th amendment in the Act, the Panchayats will become stronger in real sense and can bring transparency in work culture by
way of effective monitoring, beside will help to minimize the level of corruption. In said that Panchayats and Local bodies are two important pillars in the field of development and added that NC leadership has fail in strengthening these institutions.
He said that NC led by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at front is playing hide and seek game in giving more power to Panchayats, beside also fail in holding Block Development Council and Urban Local body elections in the state. He
said that due to callous approach of National Conference leadership, centre did not release funds worth several hundred corers meant for the development under local body and Panchayat sector. He said that the progress of development is far better in constituencies represented by the Congress MLAs despite the fact that NC leadership shows his non serious approach towards development of constituencies represented by the Congress party. He urged upon the party leadership
to take strong note of delay in holding of local body elections by National Conference.