438 candidates in fray for MC poll in Patiala district

438 candidates in fray for MC poll in Patiala district

Tribune News Service
Patiala, February 5

As many as 438 candidates are in fray for the Municipal Council (MC) elections in Nabha, Rajpura, Samana and Patran after withdrawal of nomination papers today.

Officials said 170 nomination papers were withdrawn, including 47 in Rajpura, 38 in Samana, 25 in Patran and 60 in Nabha. As many as 613 candidates had filed nomination papers till Wednesday. Five nomination papers were cancelled by returning officials on Thursday, they added. “There are 123 candidates in fray in Rajpura, 110 in Samana, 109 in Patran and 96 in Nabha,” they said.

Additional District Election Officer-cum-Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Dr Preeti Yadav said, “Candidates will campaign until 5 pm on February 12 while votes will be cast on February 14 from 8 am to 4 pm. Counting of votes will be held on February 17.”

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