1. Municipal Council polls: Over 1700 nominations recieved for II phase

Municipal Council polls: Over 1700 nominations recieved for II phase

As many as 1704 nominations have been recieved for the second phase of polling for 14 municipal councils in Pune and Latur districts of Maharashtra.

By: | Mumbai | Published: November 26, 2016 2:09 PM
In the second phase, there are 10 local bodies in Pune district and four in Latur district where elections will be held, State Election Commissioner J S Saharia said.  (PTI) In the second phase, there are 10 local bodies in Pune district and four in Latur district where elections will be held, State Election Commissioner J S Saharia said. (PTI)

As many as 1704 nominations have been recieved for the second phase of polling for 14 municipal councils in Pune and Latur districts of Maharashtra.

The elections are scheduled on December 14.

In the second phase, there are 10 local bodies in Pune district and four in Latur district where elections will be held, State Election Commissioner J S Saharia said.

For the post of Municipal Council President, 162 nominations were received. The last date of withdrawal of nominations is December 1.

In the first phase, 70 per cent nominations and affidavits were received online while for the second phase it was 100 per cent, he said.

“Lack of connectivity and power shortage in remote areas was one of the reasons why candidates could not file their papers online. But the commission set up help desks due to which the online filing of forms was easier for the candidates,” he said.

Meanwhile, 50 gram panchayats in different districts will also go to polls on December 28. Nominations will be received between December 6 and 13.

Scrutiny of papers will be done on December 14 and last date of withdrawal is December 16. On the same day, election symbols will be distributed to candidates.

Counting of votes will be taken up on the same day after polling is over.

In Thane district, there are five gram panchayats, which will go to polls while in Palghar district there are three gram panchayats; Raigad, Ratnagiri , Ahmednagar, Nandurbar, Aurangabad, Beed and Gadchoroli one each, Dhule 3,

Pune six, Solapur two, Nanded 2, Amravati 2, Yavatmal three, Buldhana and Wardha two each, Bhandara three and Nashik ten.

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