UP government to undertake steps for fair Panchayat polls

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Lucknow: Keeping in mind the upcoming Panchayaat elections in mind, the Uttar Pradesh Government will stress on instilling a sense of confidence among the voters to ensure smooth conduct of the “sensitive panchayat” elections.

 Principal Secretary (Home) Devashish Panda said, “”The coming panchayat elections are very sensitive in nature and directions have been issued to senior officials to win over the trust of voters by going in their midst among other things.”

The officials have been asked to review the sensitive booths and find out the history of incidents taking place in the booths previously and also review the present status along with the background of the former and present candidates.

He also added that since major festivals like Janmashtami, Bakrid, Navratri and Dussehra fall in September-October, it will be a tough challenge for the security forces to get the elections done smoothly.

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