When a celebration or a entrance will get a majority in a grama panchayat, the notion is that its chosen member will turn into the president. Not so within the Kanchiyar grama panchayat in Idukki district. Here, the lone elected National Democratic Alliance (NDA) member will turn into the president, although the Left Democratic Front (LDF) has obtained an absolute majority within the native physique elections.
Out of the 16 seats, the LDF obtained 9, United Democratic Front (UDF) six, and NDA one. The president’s publish is reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SCs). Suresh Kuzhikattu of the NDA gained from Ward eight reserved for the SCs. He obtained 88 votes greater than his fast rival, a UDF candidate, who obtained 300 votes. The LDF candidate obtained lower than 200 votes.
Mr. Kuzhikattu stated he would attempt to herald Central funds for the event of the panchayat. “As president I will strive to develop the entire panchayat. An elected member must not be partial. I will cooperate with all members and cater to everyone in the panchayat,” he stated.
When a publish is reserved for a selected neighborhood, solely an elected particular person belonging to that neighborhood can maintain the publish. When a seat is reserved, solely these belonging to the reserved class can contest from there.
However, there may be one choice for almost all social gathering. It can ask a candidate elected from a basic seat to resign and subject one from the reserved class there. If elected, that particular person can maintain the publish.
In Upputhara too
In the Upputhara grama panchayat, the UDF obtained the bulk however an LDF member, James Ok. Joseph, who gained from Ward 7, will turn into the president. He defeated the UDF candidate by 40 votes.
The ward was reserved for the Scheduled Tribe neighborhood. The UDF has 9 seats and the LDF eight within the 17-seat panchayat.