The Assam State Election Commission is going to complete the conduct of the ensuing Panchayat elections latest by December 15, 2018.
This has been announced by the Assam State Election Commission keeping in view the constitutional mandate and orders of the Gauhati High Court.
Pursuant to a discussion with the Education Department and other Government Departments and authorities concerned, the State Election Commission has already requested the Education Department to arrange the holding of examinations in the schools and colleges after December 15, 2018, stated an Assam State Election Commission (ASEC) press communique issued on Thursday.
In the interest of smooth conduct of the ensuing elections to the Panchayats which are grass-root institutions of the Indian Republic, the State Election Commission once again requested all schools, colleges and University authorities to schedule the examinations (to be held in the month of December, 2018) after December 15, 2018, the press communique further added.
Meanwhile, all the political parties have geared up to contest the Panchayat polls in Assam which will be the litmus test for them ahead of the Lok Sabha polls to be held in 2019.
While the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which is a partner in the coalition Government in Assam led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), announced to fight the Panchayat polls alone, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has also geared up its grassroots level preparation for the upcoming Panchayat elections in the State.
Talking to Northeast Now over telephone from New Delhi, AIUDF general secretary Aminul Islam said the party is all set to fight and defeat BJP completely in the upcoming Panchayat elections.
“To make the state BJP free by defeating in the upcoming panchayat election, Lok Sabha poll as well as Assembly poll 2021 is AIUDF’s goal. BJP is not working for the interest of the indigenous people of the State. The saffron party will face its consequence in the coming elections,” Islam said.
There are 2201 village Panchayats, 185 anchalik Panchayats and 21 district Panchayats in the State.