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Panchayat polls: Sixty seven nomination papers withdrawn according to latest reports
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Panchayat polls: Sixty seven nomination papers withdrawn according to latest reports
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Agartala, June 26 (TIWN): A total of sixty-seven nomination papers were withdrawn across eighteen blocks of the state till latest reports came on Thursday, State Election Commission Secretary Tamal Majumder said here today.

Asked about the final figure of withdrawal of nomination papers in the three tier Panchayat polls scheduled on July 15, the official said that 59 nominations were withdrawn in gram panchayats till the end of nomination paper withdrawal on July 26. Six nomination papers were withdrawn in the Panchayat Samity segment. Two nomination papers were withdrawn for the Zilla Parishads.

A total of 6,111 seats of 591 gram panchayats, 419 seats across 35 Panchayat Samity and 116 seats from eight Zilla Parishads are scheduled to go to polls next month.

Polling is slated to start from 7 Am till 4 PM on the date of poll. Counting of cast votes would be held from 8 AM on July 18. The entire Panchayat election process would be completed by July 27. Tenure of the incumbent elected public representative bodies in three tier panchayats of the state is slated to end on August 06.

A total of 11,08,188 voters were enrolled in the final electoral rolls for the Panchayat polls announced earlier this year. 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.

 

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