NC, if voted to power, will strengthen Panchayats: Dr Farooq

By News Agency of Kashmir

Bishna (Jammu): National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah today said that if his party is voted to power in the state, it will strengthen Panchayati system by amending the Panchayat Raj Act.

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Addressing a mammoth public rally, here today, Dr Abdullah said that Panchayat system has collapsed due to the non-serious approach of the coalition government. “People were make to people that this decades old system will be restored in the state but even after holding the Panchayat elections, the system was not allowed to flourish”, he said.

He said that if NC is voted to power, the party will amend the Panchayat Raj Act so as to strengthen the system at its gross root level.

Lambasting the coalition government for its anti-people policies, Dr Abdullah said that despite corruption was eating the vitals of society but at the same time it was adding to the luxuries and comfort of ministers and bureaucrats in the state.

“The poor are getting poorer and ministers are filling their own pockets”, he said adding, “The so called war against corruption has turned out to be war for minting public money and looting state exchequer”.

The much hyped State Accountability Commission (SAC) constituted by the government has been rendered helpless only because the ministers and MLAs of the ruling alliance were getting exposed in the commission, he said.

Dr Abdullah further said that his party is formulating a special employment package for the unemployed youth of the state, which will be made public very soon.