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Soz pitches for sarpanches honorarium in Delhi

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Srinagar, September 17, 2012
First Published: 23:16 IST(17/9/2012) | Last Updated: 23:18 IST(17/9/2012)

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Pradesh Congress Committee president Saifuddin Soz on Monday said he discussed measures with union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to strengthen panchayats in Kashmir.

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"We discussed about the political situation in Jammu and Kashmir. These subjects included measures that are needed to strengthen sarpanches and panches in the state," said Soz in a statement.

Soz met the union home minister in New Delhi. "I also suggested that the government of India should sanction a special grant to the J&K government for offering honorarium to the sarpanches and panches," said Soz adding, "he would be writing to the union home minister."

Soz said Shinde assured him of a positive action.


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