Ang: According to District Panchayat Election Officer (DPEO) Anantnag, 33 candidates have withdrawn their nominations, while the nominations of 11 others were rejected for phase-II of the District Development Council (DDC) elections and Panchayat by-elections, 2020 in two blocks viz Shangus and Chittergul of the district.
As per the official data a total of 264 nominations were received out of which, 6 were received for DDC seat Shangus comprising of Shangus and Chittergul blocks, 30 for Sarpanch and 228 for Panch vacancies in the two blocks.
On scrutiny held on 17 November 2020, 11 Panch nominations were found invalid and rejected, thus leaving 217 Panch nominations. However, all nominations for DDC seats and Sarpanch vacancies were found valid.
On the day of withdrawal of candidature for this phase on 19 November 2020, 1 nomination for DDC seat, 7 nominations for Sarpanch and 25 for Panch vacancies were withdrawn.
Thus, a total of 220 candidates (5 for DDC seat Shangus, 23 for Sarpanch and 192 for Panch Vacancies in the twin blocks of Shangus and Chittergul) are in fray for the phase-II.
The polling for this phase will be held on 1 December, 2020 wherever it is required.