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Itika Srivastava

Tuesday 24 Oct 17 09:24:59 AM
This village finally gets gram panchayat status after 70 years
This village finally gets gram panchayat status after 70 years

Rajpipla: The people of a small Kuvarpara village Nandod taluka, did not have the right to vote in the local Swaraj elections since Independence. The people of the village could vote in the Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha, but could not vote in Taluka District Panchayat and Gram Panchayat for the last 70 years.The government handed over a letter to the state government for the granting of separate village panchayat status to the villagers.

Villagers had decided to boycott the election as well as the entry of leaders and officials.

Kuvarpara village of Nandod taluka was demanding for separate village panchayat for the last 35 years. A movement against the system and the government was done. Although villagers have the right to vote in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly, yet there is no right to vote in local elections due to which no development has been done in the village.

Without any kind of caste or income pattern, the village Panchayat and Palika of villagers were furious and decided to boycott the coming Assembly Election followed with non- entry of leaders and officials which caused a hot politics in the district.

However, the ruling government had a positive attitude towards the people of Kuvarpara village and decided to give Kunvarpara a separate village panchayat status. State Forest Minister Tadvi presented a letter giving the status of a separate village panchayat to the Kunvarpara villagers in the presence of youth BJP leader Neel Rao, Suresh Vasava, Nandod Taluka BJP President and thus the villagers were delighted.