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Panchayat bodies polls in Goa on June 25

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The elections to all 186 bodies in would be held on June 25, Chief Minister has said.

"The elections for the bodies would be held on June 25. We have also decided to reduce the canvassing period from 15 days to 10 days," Parrikar told reporters here yesterday.

The five-year tenure of all the bodies in the coastal state ends on May 20.

While the State Commission had initially decided to hold the polls by May end, the CM said it had to be postponed as majority of the employees go on leave during that time.

The also conducted some bureaucratic reshuffles recently due to which it was not possible to hold the elections next month, Parrikar said.

He said the machinery was also strained because of the busy schedule of the elections held in February.

"We have to hold proper polls and not just conduct it. Holding polls by May end is neither conducive nor possible," he said.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 15:07 IST