Panchayat Elections To Be Held In August, Hints Mamata


Bolpur: The Panchayat polls in Bengal are likely to be held in August this year, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said on Wednesday.

The Panchayat elections are likely to be held in August. Speed up the development works and complete all the pending projects before that,” the Chief Minister told Panchayat representatives of her party and the administrative officials during an administrative meeting at Bolpur.

In 2013, the Panchayat polls were held in July in five phases and the new elected members assumed office in August-September. West Bengal Panchayati Raj Act mandates that unless dissolved due to irregularities, newly elected Panchayat bodies will be in office for five years from the day of assuming charge