JAMMU, Sept 12: Former Minister and senior Congress leader RS Chib today appealed to the party workers to gear up for the forthcoming Panchayat elections.
While addressing a meeting of Congress workers at Badyal Brahmana in RS Pura/ Suchetgarh sector Chib asked them to be fully prepared for Panchayat elections, which will be held in near future. Chib said that people need not pay any attention to the decision of the NC and PDP leadership to boycott the Local Bodies and Panchayat elections. Chib further added that the decision taken by both NC and PDP is nothing but a political gimmick, which is most unfortunate.
Chib said that the Congress Party always stood for elections to the local bodies so that through decentralisation the power reaches to the grass root level. The boycott call given by these two premier parties is an attempt on their part to derail the Local Bodies democratic process.
The Congress workers were very critical about the rise in prices of various commodities, especially, petrol, diesel and LPG cylinders. The problems of the residents of border area of Suchetgarh especially availability of Power was also discussed.
Prominent among those who participated included, Ch Mahinder Singh, Block president Suchetgarh, Ch Dewan Singh Inder Raj, Tula Ram and others.