Himachal village elects unanimously all women panchayat

Shimla: Panchayat elections has been a revelation of facts about state of the society in Himachal Pradesh. While 4 panchayats in Kinnaur district have boycotted elections because of the encroachment policy of the state, yet another panchayat in Kinnaur district has unanimously elected an all woman panchayat.

Returning officer BC Thakur said on Thursday that only women candidates filed their nomination papers for the Kamru panchayat in Kalpa block of Kinnaur district. The panchayat has 1100 voters.

He said there is one candidate each for seven posts of pradhan, up-pardhan and five ward members.

‘All the voters unanimously decided to field only seven candidates for the equal number of posts. On the last date of filing the nomination papers (Dec 14), only seven candidates were in the fray. The results would be only declared after Dec 18 – the last date for the withdrawal of the names,’ he added.

If nobody withdraws the nominations, Sunila Negi would be declared elected as pardhan, Rattan Manjari up-pardhan and five women as ward members – Krishna Devi, Vinod Kumari, Sanjyoti, Shabnam Kumari and Sunder Devi.

‘It was the unanimous decision of all the voters to have an all-woman panchayat. The voters think that women are more sensitive to the local issues,’ Negi said.

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