Tripura: Panchayat bypolls in eight districts on December 21

State Election Commissioner, G Kameswar Rao said the entire process of the by-polls would be completed by December 26.

By: PTI | Agartala | Published:November 23, 2016 3:27 pm

By-poll for one seat of Zilla Parishad, two Panchayat Samities and 44 Gram Panchayats in eight districts of Tripura would be held on December 21, official sources said.

State Election Commissioner, G Kameswar Rao said official notification for the by-polls would be issued Thursday and the entire process of the by-polls would be completed by December 26.

“As the by-polls would be held in 25 blocks across eight districts of the state the Block Development Officers (BDO) would be appointed as Returning officers for the Gram Panchayats and Panchayat Samities. Election for only one Zilla Parishad in Unakoti district would be held and in that case the District Magistrate of Unakoti District would act as Returning officer”, Rao told reporters last night.

He said altogether 28,692 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the by-polls.