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Govt has to conduct elections on third tier panchayat system on own
11/8/2019 11:27:32 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Nov 8: Officials at Chief Electoral Office on Friday said that elections for the third tier of the panchayat system in Jammu and Kashmir have be held by the government on its own.
The Chief Electoral Office had conducted polls for electing panches, sarpanches, and chairperson of Block Development Councils.
An official at Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Jammu and Kashmir, said elected chairpersons of BDCs and MPs have to elect the chairmen of district development boards in the new Union Territory.
"It is no where mention in the rules that Chief Electoral Office has to conduct the elections for chairmen of district development boards. The government has to constitute electoral college comprising of elected chairpersons of BDCs, member parliaments. It is now government to decide when to issue the notification and hold the elections. Our job was to conduct the BDC polls and has nothing to do with elections for chairmen of district development boards," the official said.
The state had 316 blocks out of which elections were held in 307 blocks with participation by 26029 electorates. Candidates in 27 blocks were elected unopposed due to which the polling was held in 280 blocks. Independent candidates took a major chunk by winning 217 blocks including 109 blocks in Kashmir division, 88 in Jammu and20 in Ladakh division.
Senior BJP leader Kavindar Gupta said it was a positive development that BDC polls were held in the state. "It will strengthen the democracy here. Now elections for third tier of panchayat system for electing the chairmen of district development boards shall also be held," Gupta said.
Chairman, All Jammu Kashmir Panchayat Association, (AJKPA) Shafiq Mir, said government can also nominate the chairmen for district development boards among chairpersons of BDCs. "It is government to decide whether the elections will be held or they nominate chairmen for district development boards among chairpersons of BDCs," Mir said.
Mir claimed that NC, PDP, and Congress did not boycott the polls. "They had fielded the proxies. We had fielded 45 candidates and won 20 blocks," he claimed, who heads the AJKPA, an apex body of elected Panches and Sarpanches.
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