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Elections are proving to be very expensive in UP politics, discussion of ‘note for vote’ has started among the members who have won in the districts.
After the dominance of independents in the panchayat elections of Uttar Pradesh, the elections of the district panchayat presidents and block chiefs are likely to be very expensive. Discussion of ‘note for vote’ has started among the members who have won in the districts. To become the District Panchayat President even in small districts, the expenditure per district panchayat member (DDC) is estimated to be 50 lakh to one crore rupees.
The support of independent members for the post of Zilla Panchayat President is decisive in more than 60 districts of the state. While the average of Rs 3 lakh per vote for the block chief is being described as ‘rate’. Political parties have started guarding their Zilla Panchayat members only after getting the certificate of victory.
Former judge CB Pandey says, ‘It is a tradition to buy votes by paying money for the election of the panchayat president and the block chief. The government’s intervention will not stop it. That is why only a financially strong candidate is nominated for the District Panchayat President. The chairman takes six percent or more ‘cut-money’ in the development work done through the district panchayat. But the election to the post of president is more of prestige.
The rate increases if there are two strong rich contenders. Just like the auction bid. This tradition is the biggest cause of corruption in the panchayat. ‘ On the other hand, after falling behind the SP in the DDC, the BJP wants to give a better message by electing its president in as many districts as possible in the state.
In 2015, during the era of the SP government, the district panchayat president was captured in 62 districts. BJP wants to get ahead of SP figures. The MPs and MLAs of the ruling party want the election of the district panchayat president to be held as soon as possible. The prices of members will increase as it gets late.
Proposal for election from 20 to 27 ready
The Panchayati Raj department has prepared a proposal to hold the election of the district panchayat presidents and the area panchayat chiefs between May 20 and 27. There are already plans to hold the block chief’s election between May 14 and 17. The panchayat election, to be held by order of the High Court, is to be completed by May 30. In view of the corona, the state government may also request the High Court to postpone the election of president and block chief for a few days.
Scorpio and Bolero offer in gift
In the same way, there are many more.With the results of the DDC, the claimants of the presidency have started efforts. In some districts, prospective candidates have offered carts like Scorpio and Balero to DDC in the initial gifts. In these election symbols of prestige, there is no impact of the Corona epidemic on unaccounted spending. If a district has 45 DDC members, then 23 members need the support to become president. 23 million can be spent per DDC. But it can also vary according to the capacity of the existing candidates.