Jammu, Feb 9 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir National Panther Party (JKNPP) held its working committee meeting here on Wednesday and decided to contest the upcoming assembly elections under the leadership of the party chairman , Harsh Dev Singh.
Singh, a former minister, was empowered by the working committee to make all decisions relating to organizational matters and the next assembly elections that may be held after the completion of the ongoing delimitation exercise, said a party spokesperson.
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He said the working committee dwelled extensively on public issues as well as matters relating to the internal workings of the party and unanimously appointed senior leader and former minister Yashpaul Kundal as incumbent chairman until the appointment of a full-time president.
“Due to the ill health of Party Chairman Prof. Bhim Singh, it has become necessary to appoint a sitting Chairman who will assist the President. The incumbent chairman will assume all duties in the president’s absence until March 23, when a new full-time party chairman will be appointed,” the spokesperson said.
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The spokesperson said that several other resolutions were also passed during the meeting, including the one relating to the immediate dismissal of members of the working committee who did not even attend its single meeting.
He said that all working committee members were asked to undertake membership campaigns in their respective districts with the district chairpersons and submit bimonthly reports to the working chairperson.
The meeting decided to appoint district presidents again after the Party’s founding day on March 23. Until then, the existing district chairpersons will act on an ad hoc basis, the spokesperson said, adding that the block-level and tehsil-level committees would be formed by members of the working committee. in conjunction with existing district chairpersons and provincial chairpersons.
Addressing the meeting, the party chairman demanded the speedy restoration of statehood to J&K and the holding of immediate elections so that a democratically elected government is installed in the Union Territory at the earliest.
He urged the party base to devote the next 5-6 months to promoting the party for the ultimate benefit of the people of J&K, the spokesman said.
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