Tag: panchayat polls

Allahabad High Court grants anticipatory bail to journalist

The Allahabad High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a journalist and another person booked for allegedly trying to destroy a ballot box and resorting to firing along with villagers during voting for the panchayat polls in April. The journalist had claimed that he was targeted as he had reported through his Twitter handle about […]

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Andhra Pradesh Gram Panchayat elections underway; check Phase 1 poll districts

New Delhi: The first phase of the gram panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh began on Tuesday (February 9). The polls are being held for 2,723 village panchayats across 12 districts of the state.   While 7.506 candidates are contesting for the Sarpanch posts, 43,601 candidates are in the fray for 20,157 ward members positions.  The voting […]

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Cash incentives for sarpanches elected unanimously

Andhra Pradesh government has announced financial incentives for those who get elected unanimously for the post of sarpanch and member of gram panchayats during the local body elections. According to a G.O Ms No 34 issued by the Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das, the government has announced a financial incentive of ₹5 lakh for villages […]

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