|Mangaldai to get new zila parishad|
MANGALDAI, Feb 13 - Darrang Zila Parishad, the highest body of the three-tier Panchyat Raj system in Darrang district will be formed on Friday.
Ghanashyam Dass, Deputy Commissioner of the district will preside over the first meeting of the newly-elected body. The meeting will also elect its president and vice-president for five years. The post of president has already been declared free from any reservation while the post of vice-president has been reserved for women. Kalpana Deka, Additional Deputy Commissioner, in-charge told this correspondent that all the formalities have been completed in this regard.
Meanwhile, the equation of constituting the zila parishad by any political party has become difficult as no political party could win minimum of eight seats to claim for the post of president. It may be mentioned here that in the 14-member panchayat body, the ruling BJP has got maximum of six members, followed by Congress with five and AIUDF with two and one Independent member got elected.