The saffron party has asked its district units to recommend the names of candidates for panchayat polls. The party is likely to announce names in the next two days.

The filing of nomination papers for three-tier panchayat elections will begin on June 2 in the 7,657 villages of 12 districts (except Haridwar).
June 5 will be the last date for filing nomination papers. The candidates can withdraw their nominations till June 10.

The state will go to three-tier panchayat polls in three phases on June 18, June 21 and June 24.

Generally, ruling party has been dominating in the three-tier panchayat elections in the state. But the BJP is all set to uproot the Congress in the panchayat elections too. BJP’s strong showing in the local body and Lok Sabha polls are being cited as the reason behind it.

Though the panchayat elections are not fought on the party symbol in the state, all the parties announce the candidates supported by them for the polls.

The BJP’s district and local units have been entrusted with the task of candidate selection for village heads and panchayat members, while district level committee comprising three persons have been constituted for the selection of nominees for district panchayat members.   

BJP’s state unit spokesperson Prakash Suman Dhyani said that all the committees are submitting their reports to the party which will register thumping victory in the panchayat elections.

(JPN/Bureau)

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