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Nearly 3-lakh voters to decide fate in Fatehgarh Sahib

A total of 2.88 lakh voters will decide the fate of candidates in panchayat election in the district, the polling for which is schedule for July 3. Deputy commissioner-cum-district electoral officer Arun Sekhri said on Tuesday that election would be held in 376 villages and 1,459 wards of the district.

punjab Updated: Jul 03, 2013 00:00 IST
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A total of 2.88 lakh voters will decide the fate of candidates in panchayat election in the district, the polling for which is schedule for July 3.

Deputy commissioner-cum-district electoral officer Arun Sekhri said on Tuesday that election would be held in 376 villages and 1,459 wards of the district. The DC said 55 panchyats, 63 sarpanches and 1,022 panches were elected unopposed.

A total of 27 polling stations have been declared sensitive and 120 hyper-sensitive. Nearly 3,000 employees ere deputed on election duty.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurmeet Singh Chohan said 1,450 police personnel, including two superintendents of police, six district superintendents of police and 10 inspectors, have been deputed. Twenty-two patrolling parties will be on election duty, while eight will be kept on reserve.