Newly-elected sarpanches of J-K panchayats call on PM Modi

NEW DELHI: A delegation of 48 newly-elected sarpanches of panchayats from Jammu and Kashmir called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and sought his assistance for the development of the State.

Led by chairman Shafiq Mir of All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC), an apex body of panchayat leaders of the State, the delegation thanked Prime Minister Modi and conveyed its appreciation to him for empowering the institutions of local self-governance through the successful and peaceful conduct of panchayat elections in the State.

Modi conveyed his best wishes to the newly-elected representatives and exhorted them to strive for the welfare and upliftment of people. (AGENCIES)