Jammu Kashmir News: About 50 sarpanchs and panchs of two blocks of the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir have submitted their collective resignation.All of them have tendered their resignations on various issues.Giving information about this on Saturday, officials said that 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.
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has targeted the BJP government over the resignation of the representatives in the rural body, saying that the poll has now been exposed about the imaginary normalcy and ostentation.At the same time, officials said that District Panchayat Officer Ashok Singh has held a meeting with the representatives of the protesting members and requested them to withdraw their resignations.It has been assured that their grievances will be redressed soon.In this regard, the second phase meeting of Ashok Singh and the representatives who resigned is proposed on Monday.
According to officials, around 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.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.Alleging neglect, he said that unnecessary interference is being done in development works.Whereas, the promise of the Gram Sabha's share in the works of 30 government departments is proving to be a cruel joke.
Referring to the recent visits of Union ministers as part of the public relations campaign, he said that the local administration was not respecting their protocol and only select representatives were being invited to meet the ministers, so that the government could be misled. Could.Here, sharing the two-page resignations of Panches and Sarpanches on Twitter, PDP spokesperson Mohit Bhan has written, 55 Panches and Sarpanches have collectively resigned.The imaginary normalcy and the pomp that was being demonstrated has been exposed.
The PDP spokesperson said that the government could neither keep these public representatives safe nor could they empower them for public welfare.He said that the government's claim of taking democracy to the grassroots level has been exposed by these mass resignations.The Panchs and Sarpanches have been overlooked during the recent visits of Union Ministers and the administration continues to treat them as objects of decoration.