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Jammu, Sep 28 (UNI) Expressing satisfaction in developments of all the three regions during his regime, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said Congress has steered the state towards multi-dimensional development in the fields of education, health, tourism and other sectors.

However, Mr. Azad regretted that the two and half-year time was not quite enough to bring drastic developmental change, which was being ignored for the last six-decades.

''Cong coalition in an endeavour to assuage the grievances of Jammu region has set Finance Commission to remove the economic disparity among three regions of state which was allotted statuary status to submit its reports,'' Mr Azad said while addressing a gathering at a function organised during foundation laying ceremony here.

Mr Azad asserted that his government has amended reservation rules and had hiked the reservation quota in the promotion in government sector by 100 per cent for SC/ST community.

''Besides many other achievements, Cong coalition has also crafted new district by the implementation of Wazir Commission,'' the former Chief Minister added.

Mr Azad while commenting upon the constitution of Delimitation Commission said, ''the Bill for enhancing the assembly seats by 25 per cent by constituting delimitation commission was tabled during his regime in 2006 but unfortunately the consensus was not built within the other parties in the House for which I have to pull out the Bill.'' UNI VBH SY AS1612

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