Cong to fight only 40 ZP seats on party lines

26 Feb 2020 09:01 PM

Congress has finally decided to fight zill panchayat elections on party lines, but will contest only 40 seats. In rest of the 10 seats, the party would support other like-minded parties or candidates.

According to GPCC President Girish Chodankar, some MLAs were initially not in favour but later agreed.

While the process of identifying candidates is on, he said the major hurdle is that election commission does not have copies of the electoral roll, but the BJP already has it.

Last date of filing nominations is next Thursday, 5th of March.

Girish also spoke on reservations. He said SEC gave frequent reminders to Directorate of Panachayat to decided on reservations and rotation.

However, the reservations were decided at the last moment without any criteria. This had led to some issues within the BJP party.

And BJP Cuncolim MLA Clafacio Dias was paid 10 crore rupees to shut his mouth.

During the ZP election fervor BJP lost its ZP fortress in Aldona.

Acting ZP of BJP from Aldona constituency Gokuldas Harlankar joined Congress along with his supporters. 

Reporter: Sameep Narvekar | Desk: Sameep Narvekar | Camera: Irshad Shaikh

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