Agartala, Jun 24 : The BJP Tripura state committee held a high level preparatory meeting yesterday for ensuing three-tier panchayat poll to 6111 seats of 591 gram panchayats in the end of next month.
Besides, the party president and Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, party general secretary Rajib Bhattacharjee and BJP election committee chairman and education minister Ratan Lal Nath have addressed the party leaders and issued direction to ensure free and fair elections and stay away from the indulgence of opposition. The meeting was attended by top leaders of ten political districts of BJP, MLAs and presidents of the respective Mandals of the party.
According to a report, the meeting had an elaborate discussion on the candidate selection considering the set criteria of the party and grassroot level campaign strategies. As per the direction, the party has already received the proposal of three names against each seat from the local level and now the election committee will select the candidate based on the ground level report and personal image of the intending candidates soon.
However, the chief minister has directed the party leaders to start work at household level on the development schemes of Modi government and how it was helping the progress and sustainable community based development. “The Modi led government in the last five years had launched as many as 130 schemes, which are directly linked with rural livelihood and community development. The government has been working for equitable health, education and livelihood opportunities for all by introducing health insurance, best quality education at government run schools and basic livelihood support through public distribution system (PDS),” Deb told his leaders.
According to sources, state election commission is all set to announce the poll schedule for panchayat in couple of days. The state election commissioner G K Rao has already held a meeting with block level officials followed by district magistrates and police functionaries on the poll preparations. Administration mechanism has put in place to hold free and fair panchayat election, sources added. (UNI)