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Jammu, December 07
Jammu and Kashmir’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party has started exercise to amend its party constitution to fine tune it with the modern needs of the people with the changing times .
The the task has been undertaken by a specially constituted panel headed by a leading jurist and senior most leader of the party Muzaffar Hussain Baig , according to a spokesman of the party here on Thursday
The spokesman said that the senior PDP leader and Lok Sabha member Muzaffar Hussain Baig , yesterday , took the first meeting at his Jammu residence with members of the committee nominated by PDP President Mehbooba soon after her re-election for the Party’s top slot.
Mehbooba Mufti had constituted the six-member panel headed by Baig on the day of her election as party president for the sixth term on December 2. The panel has been assigned the task to update the Organiation’s constitution “in tune with the avowed objectives envisaged in the First Declaration and later incorporated in its preamble,” according to the spokesman.
Baig gave the background for why it was felt necessary to constitute committee to update the Party constitution and said that any proposals should hinge on the “basic objective of the party to raise its stock as a purposeful , grass-root party based on stated goals , reflective of aspirations of the people. “
The changes ‘ if any ‘ he added will be “structural and reiteration of party’s known agenda. “
All the five members, Rafi Ahmad Mir , Nizamuddin Bhat Syed Basharat Bukhari, Ved Mahajan and Asgar Ali participated. Bhat was assigned the job to function as the Secretary.
Several amendments were proposed by the members during three-hour long deliberations to make the constitution eloberate and more perfect to further the cause of people of the state and to encompass their political , economic , social needs through unambiguous goals and a viable and highly inclusive party structure.
The members focused on how can constitution guide and help in ensuring activities involving the masses in a free, democratic manner , orient the party cadre into a discipline through transparent process for larger public service and commitment towards party’s growth and viability.
In this regard some amendments are conceived to further strengthen the basic units from the lowest Mohalla Committees and Ward Committees up to the highest bodies at district , provincial and state level .
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