Chandigarh: September 6, 2008 : Sh. Mohinder Singh Kay Pee President Punjab Pradesh Congress has condemned the brutal use of force on demonstrators of Panchayati Raj Organizations on 5th of September who weretrying to reach Vidhan Sabha to put up their genuine demands.
In a Press Release the PCC President has said that the indifferent attitude of the Punjab Government towards all sections of employees is responsible for this growing frustration among them. The Employees of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Department have been compelled to adopt the path of agitation after resorting to all channels of airing their voice for justice.
Speaking about the demands of Panchayti Raj Organizations regarding implementation of 73rd Amendment of the Constitution Sh. Kay Pee said that Congress is committed for self-sufficiency and more powers for Panchayats but the brutal murder of the spirit of the system by Akali BJP Government in the recently held Panchayati Raj Institutional elections has shaken the faith of common man in these grass root institutions of Indian Democracy. He added that Congress has already set up a separate Frontal Organization to look after the interests of these Institutions under the banner of Rajiv Gandhi Panchayti Raj Sangathan and he will direct its State Unit to explore the ways and means to support these Organizations.
According to Sh. Raj Pal Singh General Secretary In charge Media Department of the Punjab Congress Sh. Kay Pee has assured the agitating employees of all out support from Congress for acceptance of the demands of the Organizations of Panches, Sarpanches and the Employees working in Panchayati Raj Institutions.