Jammu, Feb 4: Minister for Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Ab Haq Khan here on Sunday said that representatives of all the mainstream parties favoured holding of Panchayat elections with strong reservations on timing for polls.
Talking to a news agency after the all party meeting, the rural development & Panchayat Raj Minister Abdul Haq Khan said “majority of the mainstream political parties favored the conduct of Panchayat elections but observed that situation is not conducive for polls”.
He said that opposition parties expressed the view that panchayats elections lay the foundation for democracy but the present situation is not conducive for holding polls.
Haq said the government has taken the views of the opposition parties for consideration of the cabinet which will take final call on the conduct of polls. (KNS)