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Parties advocating autonomy, self rule depriving people of democratic rights: Sham Sharma
9/8/2018 10:37:59 PM
Early Times Report

JAMMU, Sept 8: While addressing monthly meeting of Block Congress Committee Akhnoor, former minister and Congress leader Sham Lal Sharma today lambasted on leaders having Kashmir centric approach for stalling the fourth coming local bodies and Panchayat elections in the state. He said that the leaders having Kashmir centric mindset shouldn't utter a word against the nation for their vested interest and they should remember they are under oath of Constitution of India. The nation is always first and is above the petty politics.
Sham lal Sharma cautioned NC and PDP that they shouldn't misguide the people of J&K for their petty politics and also should desist from making statements against the nation. He further said the Kashmir belongs to every individual of the state and it is not the personal property of few valley based leaders.
"The NC and PDP are thrusting on greater autonomy and self rule respectively but on the other hand these parties don't wish to prevail sense of democracy in the state as they are bent upon to create hurdles in holding Local bodies and Panchayat elections thereby depriving the people of their rights," said Sharma.
Sharma said that for the last 30 years the previous Governments did not implement the 73rd amendment in Panchayati Raj Act and it was only Congress party which got it implemented.
Thereafter these amendments were reversed by the coalition government of BJP-PDP for their vested interests.
He appealed the governor to hold the local body election as soon as possible as per schedule and in no case to be delayed. He also cautioned that in case these are deferred, it will encourage anti national elements.
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