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Election for vacant post of VP MC Kishtwar to be held on July 24
7/15/2020 11:30:16 PM
ASIF IQBAL NAIK
Early Times Report

JAMMU, July 15: After a delay of over a month since the Congress leader Firdous Ahmed Mingnoo resigned from the post of Vice President (VP) Municipal Council (MC) Kishtwar to pave way for his colleague to take over the charge, Executive Officer Municipal Council Kishtwar issued a formal notification for holding the election to the vacant post of the Vice President.
As per the details available with Early Times, EO MC Kishtwar vide notice No. MC/K/2020/635-41 Dated 14-7-2020 issued a notice for holding the election of the VP MC Kishtwar and fixed July 24 as date for holding the meeting during which the election of the VP is to be held.
As per the notification, date of filing of nomination form will be July 16 while the last date for receiving nomination papers is July 20.
Scrutiny of the nomination papers will take place on July 21 while July 24 has been fixed for withdrawal of nomination any time before election process is proceeded within the meeting i.e. 2 PM.
“Whereas, the post of Vice President MC Kishtwar has fallen vacant due to the resignation submitted by VP Firdous Ahmed Mingnoo on June 9-6-2020 and accepted by President MC Kishtwar on 10-6-2020.
Whereas, the post is to be filled for the remainder period by conducting fresh elections for the post of VP in accordance with rules,” read the notification issued by EO MC Kishtwar under section 22 and 28 of Municipal Act 2008 read with SRO 25 Dated 3-2-2005.
Sanjeet Kotwal if elected will be the first member from Hindu community to represent Kishtwar Municipality as Vice President.
It is pertinent to mention that 13 member Kishtwar Municipal Council is headed by NC backed President Riaz Ahmed Zarger while Congress with two councilors provided it the support and settled for the post of Vice President.
As per the agreement, the two Congress councilors will swap the post and accordingly VP MC Kishtwar resigns from the post to pave way for another Congress councilor Sanjeet Kumar Kotwal.
With NC-Congress combine having absolute majority in the Council, Kotwal is all set to sail through, but as per sources, one councilor of National Conference had deserted the party and is likely to file his nomination papers against NC-Congress candidate.
NC and Congress, who did not contest the Local Bodies elections had fielded their proxy candidates along with PDP.
Out of 13 councilors, NC has 7, Congress 2, PDP 2 while BJP and Sajjad Lone’s People’s Party have one each in Kishtwar Municipality.
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