SP gears up for UP panchayat polls

SP gears up for UP panchayat polls

Samajwadi-Party-logoLucknow, Aug 11 -With the Samajwadi party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav cracking the whip, the ruling party of Uttar Pradesh has geared up for the forthcoming elections to the three-tier panchayat institutions. The SP chief had recently lashed out at the state leadership of the party and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the apparent sense of complacency even as the panchayat elections are scheduled to commence from next month. The state parliamentary board presided by the state President Akhilesh Yadav met here today to chalk out the strategy and overall review of the preparations for the elections. The elections of the rural bodies likely to commence from September are crucial for the ruling Samajwadi party as positive outcome will enable the party to win subsequent elections of the 36 seats of the Legislative Council, the upper house of the state Legislature. The electoral college for the 36 seats of the upper house comprise of the elected representatives of the three tier panchayat bodies and the urban local bodies. ''Positive outcome of the election will strengthen the party in a big measure for an even bigger battle in 2017 for the state assembly elections’’, said a senior SP leader. Officially, the agenda of the parliamentary board meeting was the review of the panel of candidates suggested by a party committee for the selections of the candidates for the 169 state Assembly seats which the party had lost in 2012 state Assembly polls, the meeting discussed in great details the strategy for fielding consensus candidates for the elections to member of block development committee, district panchyat members and chairman of the district panchayat.

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