Election To 2 Maharashtra Gram Panchayats Cancelled Over Submit-Auctioning

Election To 2 Maharashtra Gram Panchayats Cancelled Over Post-Auctioning

Polling in two Gram Panchayats in Nashik and Nandurbar districts had been cancelled. (Representational)

Mumbai:

The State Election Fee has cancelled polling in two Gram Panchayats in Nashik and Nandurbar districts of Maharashtra, after it obtained proof of public auctioning of the posts of sarpanch and members of the native governing our bodies, an official stated on Wednesday.

State Election Commissioner UPS Madan has made the announcement two days earlier than the Gram Panchayat polls, that are scheduled to be held on January 15.

In accordance with an official assertion, there have been stories of public auctioning of the posts of sarpanch and members of Umrane and Khondamali Gram Panchayats in Nashik and Nandurbar districts respectively, and the SEC had obtained complaints about it.

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“The fee took the choice of cancelling the ballot course of there, after learning the stories from district collectors, ballot observers, sub-divisional officers and tehsildars and paperwork and video tapes,” the assertion stated.

The SEC has instructed the district collectors and police superintendents to take authorized motion towards folks involved as per part 171 (C) of the Indian Penal Code or different legal guidelines, the assertion stated.

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