Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   J&K paying heavily for 'casual approach' of authorities at Srinagar Airport | 11 more including doctor test positive for Coronavirus in JK | In 16 days, GMC Anantnag collects 12 samples, faces shortage of safety gears | Rumours on social media create panic among masses | COVID19: District Admin restricts movement in Jammu parts | Outspoken nurse of JLNM Hospital Rainawari faces punitive action | Govt constitutes coordination teams to ensure movement of essential goods, services | In violation of JK Govt orders, SKIMS Soura runs covid facility! | No plan to extend 21-day lockdown: Govt | Hours after assuming charge, KAS officer demolishes illegal structure | Doda administration fails to follow procedures for quarantine units | PM Modi appreciates Omar's call for social distancing following his uncle's death | Rekha distributes ration among needy families in Jammu | Police distribute food items among poor, needy | BJP Councillor Sahil Gupta Sanitizes Ward No 7 | Shiv Shankar Committee Vijaypur distributes ration to needy people | Ban on Inter-state, inter-district movement a necessary requirement: Brig Gupta | Causes and effects of viral and bacterial infections | SARS and COVID 19 are dizygotic twins; post traumatic safety behaviors; what we know and don't | Corona Virus - Invisible trap | Anyone can fall prey to COVID-19 | Corona: Young entrepreneur from Jammu awaits govt response on sale of stitched cotton masks | Army hit roads in Kishtwar to make people aware about COVID-19 | Commissioner JMC appeals people to provide food, ration to labourers | No Shobha Yatra on Ramnavami: Dharmarth Trust | Reasi admn promotes hygiene, precautions among traders | Frontline workers combating Covid real heroes of nation; salute them: Rana | People turn up on its own to keep surroundings neat & clean | Fresh spell of rain likely in J&K from Mar 31 | ISM Reasi designates medical officers for telephonic consultation | Vaishno Devi pilgrims stranded in Jammu | Vaishno Devi pilgrims stranded in Jammu | COVID-19: Ladakh MP Namgyal releases Rs 1 cr from MPLADS fund, donates one month's salary | Jammu-Srinagar NH remains shut for fourth day | Burglars strike COVID-19 patient’s house in Hajin Bandipora | Covid-19: Govt notifies helpline for JK’s stranded migrant labourers | Animal Husbandry Deptt appeals public for providing food, water to stray animals | Punish violators who can spread COVID-19: HC to Govt | Distt Admin Poonch fails to mitigate grievances of residents during COVID-19 pandemic | CS directs officials to intensify efforts to contain spread of Covid-19 | TADA Court grants 15-day judicial remand of accused in connection with Pulwama attack | Kishtwar Administration issued passes to 13 vehicles for smooth supply of essential commodities | Distribution of foodgrains moves to another sixteen sub-zones of Srinagar from today | Covid-19: Govt sanctions Rs 17.65 Cr for registered construction workers | Covid-19 Extend date for depositing school fee to Apr 30: Govt to private schools | Covid-19: Govt sanctions Rs 17.65 Cr for registered construction workers | Govt issues orders under J&K Reorganization Act, 2019 | Work 24x7 to transform areas lacking basic amenities: Munish urges admin | COVID 19: People make open violation of social distancing at Samba | COVID-19: Prioritize treatment of patients; distribute masks, PPEs to staff: Lt Governor | Police distribute food items among poor, needy | Shani Dev Seva Samiti distributes masks, sanitizers to security personnel | Art of Living distributes relief among 2500 families | GMHS School donates Rs 1 lakh to PM Cares Fund | MAI waive off two months fee of students | AAP urges admin to help stranded students, laborers | Initiative of DSE Jammu for online classes hailed | Restore 4G internet services: AJKYF | FOIJ resents pick & choose policy by DIO | Health employees decide to donate one day salary | Fight against Covid-19 a challenge, govt needs to do more: Kapil Singh | SCCU urges people to stay at home | Plus 2 PSC Lecturers Association hails decision of deduction of 2 days salary | Back Issues  
news details
Will take part in J&K panchayat polls if curbs are lifted: Cong
2/17/2020 9:54:58 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Feb 17: Days after the dates for bye-elections to Panchayats were announced, the Jammu and Kashmir Congress party has said that it will take part in the polls if restrictions on its leaders were lifted and they are allowed to move freely.
State Party President Ghulam Ahmad Mir told that the party cannot be expected to take part in the Panchayat bye-elections when its top leadership was barred from free movement in the Union Territory.
The Panchayat bypolls are going to be held in eight phases from March 5 in the Union Territory.
Mir said that an assurance should come from the administration that the leaders were free to move, then only the party can take part in the elections.
“We are not allowed to move freely,” Mir said. “Movement of the top leadership of the party has been restricted, even I as the state party president cannot move out of Jammu.”
He said the administration is applying different yard sticks for different phases of polling for the Panchayat elections.
“The first phase of the Panchayat elections in which 70 per cent of the members were held on non party basis, now we are told the elections will be held on party basis for electing the rest of 30 per cent members,” Mir said. “How can there be two rules for two phases of the Panchayat polls?”
He said normally Panchayat polls across the country are conducted on non party basis. “With restrictions on leaders, no other party in J&K is free to mobilise the voters at the moment, it is only the BJP whose leadership is free,” Mir said.
Earlier, the National Conference had said that there was no point in taking part in the Panchayat polls on party lines when top leadership of the party continues to be under detention after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.
Sources within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said with its top leadership under detention the party is yet to take a call on taking part in the elections.
J&K Chief Electoral officer Shailendra Kumar said on Thursday that bye-elections for close to 13,000 vacant Panchayat seats in the Union Territory will be held in eight phases beginning March 5.
The poll phases are scheduled to be held on March 5,7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20.
Panchayat elections were held in J&K in 2018, which were boycotted by the main Kashmir based political parties — the PDP and the National conference.
The electoral exercise has been announced at a time when three former chief ministers continue to be under detention since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.
Public Safety Act (PSA) has been slapped on the three former chief ministers — Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center