Assam Panchayat Polls | Cong MLA accused of demanding Rs 5 lakh for ZPC ticket

Arabindu Das

Karimganj, November 18: Badarpur Congress MLA Jamaluddin Ahmed has been accused of demanding money in lieu of tickets for the upcoming Panchayat elections in Assam.

Tazel Ahmed stated that Ahmed demanded Rs 5 lakh from him for Bundasil Zila Parishad president (ZPC) ticket.

Tazel further stated that Ahmed told him the money will be “divided” between Zilla president, Block president and others.

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.

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’.