TAMIL NADU

Early polls to village panchayats demanded

Special Correspondent

PONDICHERRY: The Consumer Association of Pondicherry has called upon the Central Government to direct the Pondicherry Government to hold elections to the village panchayats in Pondicherry in the first phase and the polls for municipalities and commune panchayats in the Union Territory in subsequent stages.

P. Muthukrishnan the General Secretary of the Association said here on Wednesday that he had urged the Secretary to the Union Panchayatiraj Ministry to make arrangements for the village panchayat institutions first.

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