CPIM devises strategy for Panchayat polls

Polls will be conducted across 591 Gram Panchayats, 35 Panchayat Samity and 8 Zilla Parishads to elect the next committee of the three tier panchayat bodies in the state. CPIM leadership have put the party cadres on alert regarding the upcoming Panchayat polls scheduled to come off in the last week of July or first week of August. The party, which is in a very comfortable position to retain all the seats this time, is ready to put the opposition camp in deeper trouble before TTAADC elections. CPIM has got oxygen during the Lok Sabha elections as anti-left panel fought separately.

Naturally, CPIM is expecting a split in anti-Left vote bank in the ensuing Panchayat elections and has become confident to fare well in the elections. However, the party has strong organizational base in rural and hilly hamlets. The three-tier Panchayat polls have assumed greater significance this time because it is going to be the first election after administration reorganization of the state undertaken in October 2011. Meanwhile, State Election Commission will publish the draft list of polling stations for the ensuing Panchayat polls on April 30.

All the District Election Officers were asked to take up the issue at concerned levels across 591 Gram Panchayats, 35 Panchayat Samities and 8 Zilla Parishads. Claims and objections over the draft list will be accepted till May 06. Public hearings on objections, if any, will be conducted on May 07 and May 08. The final list will be published on May 13.