State undermining the mandate of the elected members of the Panchayat and their constituencies: Press Release

Posted on June 14, 2013

Yet another cruel blow to the Panchayat Raj System in Karnataka was delivered yesterday by the newly formed Karnataka Legislative Assembly when they passed the Karnataka Panchayat Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2013. It is deplorable that despite the strong opposition from all the opposition parties and the Speaker of the House, the party in power has been in great haste to pass this Bill that clearly undermines the democratic mandate of the Grama Panchayats, the very foundation of participatory democracy in this country. Read the Press Release here.