TRS Govt Weakened Panchayat Raj System In State: Uttam

Congress to hold day-long protest on Dec 22 on PR issues

·Congress to hold day-long protest on Dec 22 on PR issues

Hyderabad, Dec. 14 (Maxim News): Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President & MP Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Monday accused the TRS Government of systematically weakening the Panchayat Raj system in the State.

He was addressing a meeting at Gandhi Bhavan, along with AICC Panchayat Raj Sanghathan Vice Chairman Harshwardhan, State Incharge Kiran, State Chairman Harish, TPCC Working President Ponnam Prabhakar, MLC T. Jeevan Reddy, MLA Jagga Reddy and other leaders. They discussed systematic weakening of local bodies and insulting of Sarpanches, MPTCs, ZPTCs by TRS Government and non-allocation of State Government funds to Mandal and Zilla Parishads. It was decided to hold a protest on these issues by the PR Sanghatan on 22 December at Indira Park.

Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the State Government was not clearing the bills of Panchayats. It was not even releasing the funds released by the Finance Commission. He said that Mandal and Zilla Parishads were in extremely bad shape with no funds or powers. He said that the Congress party would organise a day-long protest on December 22 to highlight the problems of Panchayat Raj institutions and a memorandum would be submitted to the Governor. He reminded that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has empowered the Panchayat Raj institutions across the country by granting them powers and sufficient funds. (Maxim News)

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