Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Indrani drug overdose case: Probe focusing on "poisoning" angle | Centre asks states to take action against communal violence | AKRS convenes meeting | LMD seizes 7200 tins of Rani Juice at Udhampur | JTTAC deputation submits memorandum to Dr Jitendra | Ruckus breaks out in Assembly after Cong, NC legislators storm Well of House | Enjoys all privileges, perks as legislator; indulges in anti-India rhetoric | Illegal constructions over shadow clean governance claims | Out of power, Omar vents frustration at Speaker | Council witnesses pandemonium as opposition members' corner Govt on different issues | Panthers becoming voice of neglected, oppressed Jammu people | BEd annual exams going on, revaluation result of bi-annual yet to be declared | Transfers of "tainted" SHOs, I/C PPs on cards | Beef ban: Why BJP's on losing side? | Congress protests, BJP silent over tax on Vaishno Devi pilgrimage | Tak seeks high level probe into appointments | Telecom companies violates norm, install towers in residential areas | 69 killed in militancy-related, Pak firing incidents this yr' | Govt has no proposal to regularize VDCs | HC issues contempt notice to JU VC | Communally sensitive Kishtwar District tops list with 54502 licenses | SC asks HC to set up 3-judge bench | Around 3 lakh households lack electricity in JK: Nirmal | MLC seeks ATR from Deputy Commissioner Jammu | Kupwara encounter: One foreign militant, four soldiers killed | Malai villagers facing threat of land slides, soil erosion | People lashs out at GREF, R&B for bad roads | PWD casual labourers hold protest | Children Science Congress organized | AAP expresses concern over unhygienic condition at GMCH | NSF stages protest against JU admin | Retired paramilitary personnel's chain hunger strike enters 25th day | Army provides furniture to Schools in Sunderbani | Langeh elected PDP zonal president Marh | PSC declares KCS Judicial, KAS Prelims results | J&K Bank slashes Base Rate to 9.50% | SNM pays tributes to Arnia attack victims | Pass hindu shrines Bill in Autumn session or face consequence: APHCC | JKAC vows to fight against corruption | Firm refuses to start work on Patnitop ropeway | Over 2,400 persons killed in road accidents since 2013 | Pakistan's terrorist activities detrimental to their own existence | Scientific mining over Raavi shortly | District Fund Office compiler convicted | Most of the Jails in state overcrowded | Former MP, eight ex-MLAs involved in liquor trade: Minister | Retired Police Personnel Forum rejects Govt order | Expedite steps to recover bad loans: AIBOA | Court directs Airport Snack Bar to deposit Rs 1 lakh in Legal Service Authority | Power shut down | CAPD fixes dengue test rates | HC directive to CE for macadamisation of parking area | Minor among 5 killed in road mishaps | Alleged rapist denied bail | Panthers Party criticizes PMGSY for irregularities | Forest dept, FPF seizes two more illegal saw mills | SVEEP programmes, rallies organizes at Vijaypur | | PDP workers hold meeting | 700 persons enrolled under Aasra scheme | 2 bovine smuggling bids foiled | Police launches drive against traffic rule violators in Bhaderwah | JKSWB Chairperson reviews progress of Board | Residents of Rehan hold protest against PWD officials | Brahm Sava Commety formed | Truck union appeal for minimizing toll plaza rates | Authority lifts stock of Rani Juice | Locals stage protest against Dy CM over Power cuts | LMD books two traders for overcharging | DC convenes meeting to discuss revenue issues | SMVD Shrine Board organises Yoga classes at SGC Katra | Gandhi Jayanti celebrated | Corruption: Process must begin from politicians | Of Military Coups and 'Staged' Encounters | Pak mistakes India's suggestion for precondition | Adolescent Education Program 2015 organized | Dr Nitin finds place in 'Google Scholar Top Citations' list | Marnoprant presented in ATG Natya Utsav | Sub-junior probables get selection in Boys, Girls Section in Kabaddi | SMSNHSS celebrates World Animal Day | MRCC beats EWCC in Bilateral Series at KC Sports Club | Parveen Club wins Udhampur Handball title | Blue Day celebrated at DCM Public School | JSS students bag 5 medals | Ayush free medical aid camp organised by BBIA | CMS students win gold medals in fencing competition | State level u/19 Cricket tourney begins at Kathua | Back Issues  
news details
Coalition facing stiff opposition in ensuing MLC elections
11/21/2012 12:27:23 AM
early times report
JAMMU, Nov 20: With Jammu Kashmir Panchayati Raj Movement (JKPRM) and several other organisations taking pledge to campaign against the coalition candidates in ensuing MLC elections under Panchayat quota it will not be easy thing for both Congress and NC candidates to ensure their victory in December 3 elections.
The PDP which is a formidable challenge to the coalition candidates in Kashmir valley, in Jammu the BJP as well as BSP is posing a strong threat to alliance candidates as already a sizeable number of Panchs and Sarpanchs are up in arms against the coalition for its failure to empower the Panchayati Raj institutions in the state.
Fed up with the Government's rigid attitude on implementation of 73rd amendment of Indian Constitution to empower the Panchayats in the state JKPRM has decided to take on the coalition candidates by canvassing against them in the ensuing MLC elections.
This was already made clear by Shahnawaz Sultan convenor of the JKPRM who made a dig at coalition for its failure in strengthening the Panchayati Raj institutions in the state. The rigid attitude of the Government towards implementation of 73rd amendment has forced his organisation to come to announce its decision to campaign against the coalition candidates. Even the All Jammu Kashmir Panchayati Raj Conference (AJKPC) is on logger heads with the alliance partners after the Government did not pay any heed to provide the security to Panchs and Sarpanchs in the state facing the threat.
The AJKPC which had earlier termed the holding of elections a futile exercise unless and until the empowerment of Panchayats in the state is yet to decide its future course of action though Pradesh Congress chief Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz has pleaded it to reconsider its decision regarding boycotting the elections.
Besides over 200 Panchs and Sarpanchs in Bani Basholi area of Kathua district had also given the call to boycott the elections in protest against the failure of State Government to empower the elections making the situation for coalition more awkward.
The BJP has already started campaigning in Jammu seeking support for its two candidates from the region and has promised that the Party will continue its struggle for the empowerment of Panchayats in J&K.
The anti coalition campaign launched by various organisations of Panchs and Sarpanchs as well as other organizations is not a good omen for the coalition partners feel political analysts. They are also of the opinion that alliance has nothing to offer to Panchs and Sarpanchs during the campaign who are already up in arms against it for betraying them on the name of security and allied issues.
The panchs and sarpanchs organisations have been joined by AMCCC also which appealed them to vote against the political parties and elect an independent candidate among panchs and sarpanches as election. And only time will tell how the coalition will tide over these crisis say analysts.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center