About 50 sarpanches and panches of two blocks of Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir have submitted their collective resignation over various issues.
Jammu and Kashmir News: About 50 sarpanches and panches of two blocks of Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir have collectively resigned over various issues. Officials gave this information on Saturday. Officials said the elected representatives have resigned accusing them of not doing empowerment as promised, unnecessary interference and ignoring them by the administration in programs to reach out to the people in the union territory.Also Read – Jammu and Kashmir: One terrorist killed in police retaliation, one managed to escape; arms recovered
After the resignation of the representatives of the rural body, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) hit out at the BJP government, saying, “The imaginary normalcy and the pomp that was being shown has been exposed.” Ashok Singh has held a meeting with the representatives of the protesting members and requested them to withdraw their resignations and assured that their grievances will be resolved as soon as possible. The second phase meeting of Singh and the resigning representatives is proposed on Monday. Also Read – Airforce Day 2021: Indian Air Force’s 89th Raising Day today, spectacular parade organized at Hindon Airbase
About 50 sarpanches and panches of Banihal and Ramsu blocks collectively submitted their resignations to the chairman of the Block Development Council after an emergency meeting on Friday, officials said. Sarpanch Ghulam Rasool Mattoo, Tanveer Ahmed Katoch and Mohammad Rafiq Khan alleged that the promises made to them by the government are still limited on paper. He alleged that they were being ignored and unnecessarily interfering in development works, while the promise of Gram Sabha’s share in the works of 30 government departments was proving to be a “brutal joke”. Also Read – Kashmir News: Amit Shah reviews the situation in Kashmir after the killing of civilians by terrorists
Referring to recent visits of Union ministers as part of public relations campaign, he said that the local administration is not respecting their protocol and only select representatives are being invited to meet the ministers so as to mislead the government. .
Sharing the two-page resignations of Panches and Sarpanches on Twitter, PDP spokesperson Mohit Bhan wrote, “55 Panches and Sarpanches have collectively resigned. The imaginary general condition and the pomp that was being demonstrated has been exposed. The government could neither keep these public representatives safe nor could they empower them for public welfare.
“These mass resignations have exposed the government’s claim of taking democracy to the grassroots level. The panchs and sarpanches were ignored during the recent visits of the Union ministers and the administration continues to treat them as objects of decoration.