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Goa Zilla Panchayat Elections – To Elect Members with ZERO Powers 1920 1080 Gaurav Bakshi

Goa Zilla Panchayat Elections – To Elect Members with ZERO Powers

Yes, you read that right. Successive State Governments in Goa have devolved NO powers to the elected Zilla Panchayat (ZP) members. Why? Because “the MLAs are scared of giving power as they are scared of their own shadow”, according to a former ZP member. The 73rd and 74th amendment of the constitution requires such devolution of powers to local bodies. But who cares for the Constitution of India? Unlike other State Governments, the Government of Goa definitely does not!

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