Rural Development and Panchayats, Housing and Urban Development Minister Punjab Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said that the gram panchayat elections in the state would be held either in the last week of November or the first week of December 2018. He said that some changes related to the 50% reservation of women candidates had to be made in the law, but after making the necessary changes, the state government has already issued an ordinance regarding the same two days ago. He assured that the Gram Panchayat elections would be held as planned. Bajwa said this while speaking to media persons while attending a function at GHG Academy near Jagraon, here.Bajwa further said that the gram panchayat elections would be held in a free and fair manner. He further said that the process of appointing Chairman’s of Block Samiti’s and Zila Parishad’s would be carried out right after the completion of Gram Panchayat elections. While taking an aim at the SAD,Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said that the Akalis as well as the Aam Aadmi Party are no more a competitive force for the Congress. He said that intelligent people of our state have already seen the real face of the Akalis during the Bargari issue. He said that majority of the senior Akali leaders are jumping off the ship because they no more want themselves to be associated with a party that is headed by the Badal’s. He said that Congress party would sweep the Gram Panchayat elections.
Source: Daily Post
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