As per reports, the residents of Malupada village in Kutra panchayat have presented a refreshing change as they asked the sarpanch candidates to appear for a written test before the election. As many as eight sarpanch candidates had to sit for a written examination so that they could decide to elect the best candidate for the sarpanch post.
Recently, the sarpanch candidates on Friday visited the village for campaigning. However, they were asked to qualify for the written examination.
The test was organised by the locals and only three candidates passed the examination.
In the exam, the voters asked the sarpanch candidates to review the work of previous sarpanches and their goals for the next five years.
Here are some questions set by the villagers:
What are your five goals as a Sarpanch candidate?
How many villages, wards and people are there in the panchayat?
If you are in politics for social work, write about the five welfare activities you have done so far? Will you be visiting door-to-door to solve the issues of the people with the same zeal you are hopping houses to seek votes for the Sarpanch post?
The Panchayat election will be held in five phases on February 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24. Counting of votes and declaration of results will be done at the block level on February 26, 27 and 28.