SRINAGAR, OCT 31 2018
Reacting to the proposed Municipal Laws Amendment Bill 2018, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) hit out at the Govt for bringing new amendment saying that the new Municipal Law should have come into force before holding ULB Elections, although the said amendment is not going to make any big difference, but it is indicative of something that has been drawn in hurry. The JKPCC spokesman said that since Assembly stands intact, the bill should be debated, so that Parties know it’s pros and cons.
In a Statement the JKPCC Spokesperson expressed surprise over the Municipal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018 paving the way for elections of Mayors and Deputy Mayors of the Municipal Corporation etc through secret ballot and said Govt should have bring the amendment before holding of ULB Elections, what is the fun of introducing new amendment at this point, when the Elections to ULB were conducted as per the existing Laws he questioned.
The process of elections to the ULBs has completed, what was the need for bringing the new amendment at this time, JKPCC Spokesperson said and sought explanation from the Govt.
Although the new amendment will not affect the prospects of the Congress in the upcoming elections in Srinagar Municipal Corporation, but bringing amendment at this time is highly objectionable and emphasized that the Elections to Mayor etc should be conducted as per the Existing Law, as that the process is post poll exercise of the just concluded ULB Elections. (PTK)