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Dec 20, 2018
8:47AM

PM meets newly elected Sarpanches of J&K

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that empowerment of grassroots institutions is a significant step in taking Jammu and Kashmir in securing the rights and development of the local people and taking away from violence.

Mr Modi said this while interacting with 48 newly elected Sarpanches of Panchayats from the state who called on him in New Delhi on Wednesday.

He exhorted them to strive for the welfare and upliftment of people. Mr Modi assured the delegation that he and his government are committed to the empowerment of the people and will stand shoulder to shoulder with the local government representatives for the welfare of the State.

He urged the members of the delegation to prioritize people’s interests, as the people have reposed enormous faith and hope in them.

The Prime Minister congratulated the local representatives for the courage displayed by them in the democratic process, despite threats and intimidation.

He assured them of the Government's full support for making the Panchayati Raj model a success and in being responsive to the people’s basic necessities and grievances.

The delegation also conveyed its appreciation to the Prime Minister for empowering the institutions of local self-governance through the successful and peaceful conduct of Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
 

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