815 file nominations in Jammu

The candidates have filed nominations for 154 municipal wards and 7 municipal committees of the district.

YOGESH SAGOTRA
Jammu, Publish Date: Sep 26 2018 1:20AM | Updated Date: Sep 26 2018 1:20AM
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As many as 815 candidates filed nominations for first phase of local body elections here on Tuesday.

The candidates have filed nominations for 154 municipal wards and 7 municipal committees of the district.

Elections offices remained abuzz with activity on the last day for filing of nomination papers for upcoming civic body polls.

There are 582 male candidates and 233 female candidates in fray for the polls.

In 75 municipal committee wards 486 nominations have been filed in which 177 nominations have come from national and state based parties, while 309 nominations have been filed by independent candidates.

In 79 wards of seven municipal committees in the district, 329 nominations have been filed by 149 candidates from national and state based parties, while 18 nominations have been filed by independent candidates.

The scrutiny of nominations will be held on September 26 and the last date for withdrawal of nominations is September 28.

The polls are slated for October 8, from 7.00 am to 2.00 pm.

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