Program notification for panchayat by-elections

[lang_en]Rajendra Bhattacharya, the State Election Commissioner announced that the election program for the conduct of by-election to fill up the vacant seats of Ward No.6 of Nagar Panchayat Jubbal & Ward No.4 of Nagar Panchayat Sunni of District Shimla and Ward No.6 of Nagar Panchayat Gagret of District Una would see nomination papers filing on 15th, 16th and 17th October, 2008 between 11 am to 3 pm before the officer appointed by the Returning Officer (Deputy Commissioner).

The nomination papers would be scrutinized on 18th October and candidature could be withdrawn till 20th October before 3 pm while the list of contesting candidates would be announced on 20th October immediately after the time of withdrawal.

She further stated that if necessity of polling arises, the polls would be held on 5th November between 7 am to 3 pm and counting of votes would take place immediately after the polling at Headquarter of Nagar Panchayat concerned. The results would be declared on 5th November immediately after the counting and election process shall be completed by 7th November, 2008.[/lang_en]

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