The three-tier Panchayat elections will be held next year in the month of February/March with announcement of election dates by December-end this year. As the elections will be held in February/March, ruling party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has intensified preparations for the panchayat elections. The ruling party before the election has focused on completion of government pending works especially in rural areas.
At the JMM working committee meeting held at JMM chief Shibu Soren’s residence being attended by JMM executive president and Chief Minister Hemant Soren and other lawmakers it was decided that welfare work started by the state government will be spread.
At the JMM meet, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that welfare measures started by the State government will be intensified. Pending works will be completed so that people can know about the various welfare measures of the State Government. JMM general secretary, Supriyo Bhattacharaya said, “Though the panchayat elections will not be held on party lines, but we want to highlight the work done by state government along with completion of pending works so that large number of panchayat representatives who supports JMM ideology wins the election.”
Even the BJP has started preparations for panchayat elections. Senior party leaders have directed party workers regarding the expansion of the organisation. State BJP president Deepak Prakash has directed BJP cadres to organise training classes among party functionaries.
BJP national general secretary cum state in-charge Dilip Saikia had stressed on strengthening the party at booth level. Saikia said that the BJP working committee meeting said that BJP is a vibrant organization, so there is a need to make its lowest unit booth also alive. He directed party leaders to organise booth level functions to strengthen the party.
He said that it should be the responsibility of the workers to take the schemes of the Centre to the people. He said that the organization has to work with team spirit. All workers should have one goal, common aspiration. He asked the BJP cadres to highlight the welfare works of Centre.
The tenure of gram panchayats, panchayat samitis and zilla parishads in Jharkhand was completed in November-December 2020 itself. Due to the unforeseen circumstances arising due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the state government has given extension to Panchayati Raj system twice.
Earlier, it was planned that elections under the three-tier Panchayati Raj system was to be held in five phases from the second week of December to the first week of January and the Parliamentary affairs minister Alamgir Alam had even talked about holding panchayat election by end on this year, but now it appears that election will be held next year.