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Panchayat poll :192 nomination rejected, withdrawal today
Panchayat poll :192 nomination rejected, withdrawal today
PHOTO : Y. Kumar, IAS. State Election Commissioner

Agartala, June 25 (TIWN): After scrutiny of nomination papers for the upcoming three - tier panchayat election 192 nomination papers was rejected today, said Y. Kumar state election commissioner.

" The nomination were rejected mainly  due to  failure of getting party affiliations, underage and due to caste certificate. Maximum nomination was rejected at Rajnagar block” stated Mr. Kumar while briefing  to reporters at secretariat.

He said in gram panchayat 168 nomination was rejected from 13656 submitted for 6111 seats. In panchayat samiti, 21 nomination was rejected  from 1543 nomination submitted for 419 seats and 3 nomination as rejected from 405 nomination submitted for 116 zilla parishad seats.

The commissioner informed that 1.23 percent was rejected in gram panchayat, 1.84 percent in panchayat samiti and  0.74 percent in zilla parishad.

Speaking about uncontested win the commissioner said the provisional figure     shows 863 candidates won uncontested from gram panchayat, 33  candidates won uncontested from panchayat samities and 2 candidates won uncontested from zilla parishad.

Mr. Kumar also informed that the in from commission received verbal complain from TMC today. There candidate at Dalabil of Khowai and Kushpara of Kakraban were threatened, after getting complain the election commissioner informed IG law and order to inquire the complain.

Candidates would be allowed to withdraw nomination papers latest by June 26. Counting of cast votes would be held from 8 am on July 18. A total of 11,08,188 voters were enrolled in the final electoral rolls for the polls. The finally published electoral rolls for municipalities and other civic bodies scheduled to undergo polls this year pegged the figure of voters at 2,957. Model code of conduct for the Panchayat polls was imposed with immediate effect from the announcement of polls.

Meanwhile, opposition parties- BJP, Congress and Trinamool Congress are gearing up for the ensuing polls. Recently, BJP took stock of the party’s poll prospects in Dharmanagar under North Tripura district and Dhalai district and asked party workers to prepare for a battle like situation this time. The Left Front swept the Lok Sabha election this year, winning both the seats. “Congress leaders were directed to launch a campaign against the failures of the Left Front government besides corruption and job-scam”, PCC working president Asish Kumar Saha added. It is claimed that a division of opposition votes would only benefit the CPIM.

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