STATE TIMES NEWS
KATHUA: District Election Authority Kathua on Tuesday dispatched 91 polling parties for Phase-VII polling of District Development Council elections and Panchayat, ULB By-polls being held tomorrow.
The polling staff left the Government Degree College, Kathua amid tight security to polling stations established in Kathua and Nagri DDC constituency under the overall supervision of District Panchayat Election Officer, Om Prakash Bhagat. The polling parties include 40 for Kathua and 44 for Nagri DDC Constituencies. Seven polling parties have been deployed for by polls to two vacant seats of Kathua Municipal Council. As per election authorities, 12 candidates are in fray for Kathua DDC constituency and 06 are contesting for Nagri DDC constituency, even as the seat is reserved for SC candidates. For Sarpanch seat 04 candidates are in fray in block Kathua, and 11 candidates are in fray in Nagri Block.
Similarly, a total of 08 candidates are in fray for twin vacant municipal ward seats of Kathua Municipal Council.
Meanwhile 02 vacant panch seats (01 in block Kathua, 01 in block Nagri) were declared elected unopposed by the concerned Returning officers.
ADC Kathua Atul Gupta, Addt. S.P Ramnish Gupta, Dy. DEO Kathua, Micro Observers, Zonal and Sectoral Magistrates, Nodal Officers besides staff of Election Department remained present on the occasion.