Farooq, PDP delegation meet Guv, welcome decision on holding urban local body polls

Farooq, PDP delegation meet Guv, welcome decision on holding urban local body polls
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SRINAGAR: Farooq Abdullah, MP, and former Chief Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.
Governor had discussions with Dr Abdullah about the forthcoming elections to Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies. Dr Abdullah welcomed Governor’s decision to conduct these long pending polls and said that his Party looked forward to the people in the State participating in very large numbers in both the elections. He also discussed with Governor certain development projects which were not moving well.
Governor discussed with Dr Abdullah certain ideas for promoting the welfare of youth in the State.
Meanwhile a delegation of PDP led by Abdul Rehman Veeri, former Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan on Thursday.


The delegation expressed concerns relating to the legal challenge to the Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution; raised issues relating to the security concerns of their Party members arising from threat of attacks on its leaders and workers; up – gradation of schools and creation of new colleges as decided by the outgoing government; engaging unemployed youth who had been given training in the tourism and floriculture sectors; need for conservation of Dal and Wullar Lakes; and allowing ERA to also handle World Bank aided projects.
The delegation thanked Governor on his decision to hold the long overdue elections to the Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats.
Governor urged the PDP delegation to raise awareness about the vital importance of the forthcoming elections to empower people and establish urban and rural self- governing democratic bodies.
The delegation comprised Abdul Rehman Veeri, Dr Mehboob Beig, Ghulam Nabi Lone, Mohammad Khalil Band, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Sh. Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, Ashraf Mir, Rafi Ahmad Mir and Nizamudin Bhat.