Expedite devolution of powers to local bodies: TMC

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    IMPHAL, January 22: The Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress has in a statement urged the state government to immediately expedite devolution of powers to the local bodies.

    “In order to strengthen democracy from the grassroots and better participation of lowest rung of elected bodies, the Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress strongly pleads for devolution of powers to the elected local bodies including, Autonomous District Councils, Jilla Parishads, Panchayats, Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats. Administrative and financial powers as guaranteed by the constitution must be allowed to be enjoyed by these bodies. Only then, development and other programs of the government can reach the common people,” the statement said.                

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