Decision on Panchayat polls after all-party meeting: Parliamentary Affairs Minister

JAMMU: Abdul Rehman Veeri, Parliamentary Affairs Minister on  Monday informed the assembly that the announcement for holding panchayat elections will be finalized after the all-party meeting.
Veeri said, “Minister for Rural Development department will convene an all-party meeting to take the decision on Panchayat elections.”
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had said that Panchayat elections in the State would take place from February 18.
However, Veeri did not provide details why ruling government is considering to call an All Party Meeting to take a final call about holding panchayat elections.
Opposition parties have already said that situation in Jammu and Kashmir is not perfect for holding panchayat elections.

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