Manipur Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Y Khemchand Singh on Thursday said that the state government has taken the decision to conduct elections to local bodies, namely ADC, Rural Panchayat and IMC, by April if no legal complicacy is found.
He was informing the House, clarifying the motion for disapproval of policy cuts on Thursday in the third session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly.
The policy cut motion was raised by opposition MLAs K Ranjit Singh and K Meghachandra on the demand of Panchayat on account of delay of Panchayat Election.
Clarifying the policy cut, Minister Y Khemchand informed that in October 2022, the Zilla Parishads had tendered their resignation after the state cabinet’s July 21, 2022 sitting decided to conduct local body elections by April, 2023.
Leader of the House, N Biren Singh, supplementing the clarification, informed that the state government was planning to conduct elections to local bodies that included ADC, Rural Panchayat and IMC on different periods.
However, the government has decided to conduct those elections by April if there is no legal conspiracy, the CM said.
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