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Patna4 hours agoAuthor: Shalini Singh
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There is news of relief for potential candidates who are planning to enter the likely panchayat elections from March to April in Bihar. The number of their children will not be an obstacle for them to contest panchayat elections, that is, the government is not going to bring a two-child policy in the panchayat elections in Bihar. Earlier it was feared that the government may disqualify more than two children for the post of head and sarpanch in the panchayat election, just like the municipal elections, but now the Panchayati Raj department has given these The apprehensions have been dismissed completely.
There will be no change in Panchayati Raj Act
Replying to media’s questions about panchayat elections, Additional Chief Secretary of Panchayati Raj Department Amritlal Meena said that there is no proposal to change the Panchayati Raj Act, and elections will be held on the existing Act itself. So candidates should not get confused. He said that preparations for panchayat elections are going on at the commission level and this time panchayat elections will be in lesser stages than pre-election.
Election date may be announced by the end of February
The State Election Commission and Panchayati Raj Department are busy preparing for the panchayat elections. In view of these preparations, it is believed that by the end of February, the dates of panchayat elections in Bihar may be announced. Panchayati Raj Department is engaged in finalizing various preparations related to Panchayat elections. The proposal for the purchase of EVM is going to be sent to the cabinet soon, because this time the three-tier Panchayati Raj elections are to be held from EVM. According to information received from sources, for the first time, the EVM panchayat elections in Bihar will cost about 450 crores, in which multipost EVMs will be purchased for the panchayat elections at a cost of 125 crores.