Assam Panchayat poll dates announced

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The Panchayat polls will be held  on December 5 and December 9 in two phrases in 26 districts and 14 civil sub-divisions. The counting will take place on December 12.

The last date for nomination for the first phrase is 15th November whereas the nomination date for the second phrase is 19th November.

In first phrase the elections will be held at Tinisukia, Dibrugarh, Sivsagar, Saraideo, Jorhat, Majuli, Golaghat, Nagaon, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darang, Morigaon, Kamrup (M) and Kamrup. In the first phrase elections will be held for 251 Zila Parishad Councils (ZPC).

In the second phrase elections will  be held at Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, South Salmara Mankachar, Goalpara, Cachar, Hailakandi, Karimgunj and Hojai. In the second phrase elections will be held for 169 Zila Parishad Councils (ZPC).

The District Council Candidates can spend a max upto Rs 6 lakh 40 thousand during the campaign while the Regonal Panchayat Members and Village Panchayat Candidates can spend upto Rs 1 lakh 60.

A total of 1,40,000 civil employees and 1 lakh security personnel will be deployed for the polls.

There are 2,200 Gaon panchayats in Assam.

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