Fullfilled promise of free, fair DDC elections: Manoj Sinha

Jammu, Dec 20 (KNS): J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said participation of every significant segment of society in recently concluded eight-phase District Development Council (DDC) polls “ signifies people of J&K reposed trust in democracy to reap benefits of democracy at grassroots level.”

He said this during a presser at Jammu, LG Sinha said the percentage in the DDC polls which concluded on Saturday was very high compared to the previous Lok Sabha polls.

“Long queues were seen out of polling stations and every segment of society participated in it. Youth, elderly, women, first time voters, street vendors, employees and other sections of society participated in the polls with great faith and enthusiasm,” the LG said. "the administration had promised that elections will be free and fair and it was fulfilled."

“For this process, J&K police, paramilitary forces and health workers deserve special praise,” the LG added.

He also said that now with DDC polls, a three-tier panchayat raj system stands implemented in J&K.

“The grassroots democracy stands strengthened as 73rd and 74th amendments were already incorporated into the J&K’s panchayat raj act,” the LG Sinha.

J&K LG Sinha assured every support from the J&K administration to the DDCs so that democracy begins from the grassroots’ level.

While extending New Year and Christmas wishes to the people of J&K, the LG said: “On December 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce a Health policy under which every family will be covered. So far 16 lakh people of J&K have been covered under Ayushman Bharat and the J&K administration is committed to cover the remaining lot as well.” (KNS) 

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