New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Jul 05, 2020-Sunday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select Country
Select city
ADVERTISEMENT
Home / Chandigarh / SAS Nagar all geared up for panchayat polls on Jul 3

SAS Nagar all geared up for panchayat polls on Jul 3

As many as 3,355 candidates are in fray for 356 posts of sarpanch and 2,124 posts of panchs in the upcoming panchayat elections scheduled for July 3. From the district, 44 candidates have been elected unopposed for the post of sarpanch and 977 candidates unopposed for the post of panch.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 02, 2013 11:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes

As many as 3,355 candidates are in fray for 356 posts of sarpanch and 2,124 posts of panchs in the upcoming panchayat elections scheduled for July 3.

From the district, 44 candidates have been elected unopposed for the post of sarpanch and 977 candidates unopposed for the post of panch.

In Kharar block, 16 candidates for sarpanch and 377 candidates for panch have been elected unopposed.

In Majri Block, 20 candidates for sarpanch and 329 candidates for panch have been elected unopposed.

In Derabassi block, 8 candidates for sarpanch and 271 candidates for panch have been elected unopposed.

The election expenditure for a sarpanch is set at Rs 23,500 and for a panch is fixed at Rs 16,000.

Speaking to HT, deputy commissioner Tejinderpal Singh Sidhu, said, “All arrangements have been made for the polling day and we have declared 92 polling booths as sensitive and 37 as supersensitive. As many as 844 candidates are contesting for the post of sarpanch and 2,511 aspired for a seat of panch. We are sending the elections materials to pooling booths on Tuesday.”


Total pooling booths - 444
Sensitive booths - 92
Supersensitive polling - 37
Total posts of sarpanches - 356
Total posts of panchs- 2,124
Number of candidates in fray for sarpanch - 844
Number of candidates in fray for panchs - 2,511
Already elected unopposed sarpanches - 44
Already elected unppossed panches - 977

ht epaper

Sign In to continue reading