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First phase of election in 2 blocks of Rajouri
589 candidates in fray for 288 posts of sarpanches/panches
11/14/2018 9:23:38 PM
Early Times Report

Rajouri, Nov 14: A total of 589 candidates are in fray for 288 posts of Sarpanches/Panches for the first phase of elections in two blocks of Rajouri, scheduled to be held on November 17:
These two blocks are Manjakot and Panjgrain. Manjakot block having 24 Panchyat Halqas (24 posts of sarpanches) and 174 constituencies of panches while Panjgrain block having 11 Panchyats and 79 panch constituencies.
The final detail of contesting candidates for the Manjakot and Panjgrain blocks has been released by the district election authorities for whom the election will be held on November 17.
District administration has established 253 polling stations in both the blocks including 174 polling stations in Manjakot block at 54 locations and 79 polling stations in Panjgarain block at 18 locations.
District Election Officer (DEO), MA Asad who is also DDC has informed that out of 253 polling booths 105 have been declared hyper sentive, 133 sensitive and remaining 13 normal.
According to official information 80 candidates are in the fray for 24 posts of Sarpanches and 302 candidates are trying their luck for 174 constituencies of Panches in manjakot block. According to details for 11 posts of Sarpanches 43 candidates are in fray which includes 27 males and 16 women (for four reserved panchyats).
Mian Mohd Imran from Plulian Panchyat has been elected unopposed for the post of Sarpanch. Out of 49 candidates who have filed nomination papers for 11 posts of sarpanches, 6 have withdrawn their names while no nomination was rejected.
For 79 Panch constituencies 184 candidates had filed nomination papers out of which 2 nominations were rejected while 15 have withdrawn their nominations. Out of 167 candidates contesting for Panch posts 116 are men and 51 are women out of which 16 men and 5 women have been elected unopposed.
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