Asom Gana Parishad gears up for Panchayat Polls

Guwahati, November 6: The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Tuesday stated the selection and nomination of candidates for the upcoming Panchayat Polls.

The Panchayat polls in Assam will be held in two phases on December 5 and December 9 in 26 districts and 14 civil sub-divisions. The counting will take place on December 12.

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“We will soon start the procedure of nominating candidates. The district committees will select the candidates. If the district committees put forwards demand for an alliance, we will look into it,” said State Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta.

He added,”We will filed our candidates in all the districts.”

A total of 1,56,41,456 voters will exercise their franchise out of which 8,12,38,35 are male and 7,51,76,21 are female voters.

A total of 23,505 polling stations will be set up out of which 8243 polling stations have been marked as ‘sensitive’ and 3665 as ‘very sensitive’.

The last day to file nomination is November 15. Re-polling will take place on December 7 and December 11.

There are 2,200 Gaon panchayats in Assam.