With 50 per cent seat reservations for women, elections for the three-tier gram panchayats in Tripura will be held on July 15, a senior official said Friday.
After Supreme Court order rescheduled dates of the panchayat elections in West Bengal and directed that it be held in 5 phases, State Election on Saturday called an all-party meeting on July 4.
Panchayat polls in West Bengal, to begin from July 2 was possible if Supreme Court before which the matter was gave a direction on Friday, state panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee said.
CPI(M)-led opposition Left Front on Monday met West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan and sought his active intervention for ensuring free, fair and peaceful panchayat elections in the state.
Police has registered a case against a BSF jawan, among five others for their alleged involvement in a clash in which an elderly man was shot dead in Bharsi village.
An estimated 60 percent voters exercised their franchise for the three-tier Panchayati Raj system in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday.
After days of stalemate, the West Bengal Election Commission on Monday moved the Calcutta High Court seeking rejection of the panchayat election date notified by the state government.
With the recent bypolls marking a continuing slide in its vote share since the rout in the 2011 Assembly polls, the Left Front in West Bengal is eyeing the approaching panchayat election with concern.
An estimated 65 per cent of the electorate on Wednesday cast their ballots on the second day of the three-phase Assam panchayat election, which was marked by sporadic incidents of violence, officials said.
About 69 per cent voters
exercised their franchise in the second phase of panchayat
polls in Odisha.
The limit for a member of panchayat is Rs 5,000, for the
Pradhan of Gram Panchyat, the limit would be Rs 25,000.
Kerala Congress (B) leader R.
Balakrishna Pillai on Friday said the chances of winning from
the segments of legislative assembly were different from the chances in Panchayat election.
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