Former Congress MLA Mangal Gavit was elected the president of Dang district panchayat, which the BJP had gained within the latest native physique polls. The celebration had retained energy in Dang district panchayat by profitable 17 seats out of 18 seats.
BJP has additionally come into energy in all of the three taluka panchayats in Dang — Subir, Vaghai and Ahwa, by profitable 41 out of the 48 seats.
The Subir taluka panchayat was dominated by Congress over the past time period, whereas Vaghai and Ahwa had been with BJP. On March 16, Dang BJP president Dashrat Pawar declared names of presidents and vice-presidents of all of the taluka panchayats and the district panchayat.
While Gavit, a tribal chief who gained from Koshimda seat, was made the district panchayat president, Nirmalaben Gamit was chosen because the vice-president.
Gavit was elected as Congress MLA twice from Dangs district. However, he resigned from the submit final 12 months earlier than the Rajya Sabha polls. He later joined BJP.
Vijay Patel of the BJP had gained from the seat vacated by Gavit within the final 12 months’s Assembly by-elections.
Talking to The Indian Express, Gavit stated, “I started my political career in 1988 by becoming sarpanch from Chichond gram panchayat from Congress and later I became the taluka panchayat president and also member of the justice committee in Dang district panchayat and finally Congress MLA. Now I have won elections to Dang district panchayat. I am happy that BJP has made me the district panchayat president. Now it would be easy for me to work for the development of Dang, as both state and central governments are ruled by BJP.”