Amarpreet Singh Makkar
In view of the upcoming Gram Panchayat elections, 3290 persons have filed their nomination papers for the post of Sarpanches while 12505 for panches. Till the filing of this report, the process of scrutiny of nomination papers was still going on. In Block Dehlon, 149 nominations have been filed for sarpanches and 703 for panches; in block Doraha 192 nominations have been filed for sarpanches and 654 for patches; in block Jagraon 346 for sarpanches and 1276 for panches; in block Khanna 215 for Sarpanches and 892 for panches; in block Ludhiana-1 400 for sarpanches and 1608 for panches; in block Ludhiana-2, 555 for sarpanches and 1778 for panches.
Though in block Machhiwara 403 for sarpanches and 1185 for panches; in block Malaud 155 for sarpanches and 639 for panches; in block Pakhowal 138 for sarpanches and 744 for panches; in block Raikot 148 for sarpanches and 614 for panches; in block Samrala 223 for sarpanches and 848 for panches; in block Sidhwan Bet 201 for sarpanches and 798 for panches; and in block Sudhar, 165 nominations have been filed for sarpanches and 766 for panches. The withdrawal of nominations would be till 3 pm on December 21, 2018 and later on the same day, the election symbols would be allotted. The voting would be held from 8 am to 4 pm on December 30, 2018 and after counting, the results would be declared the same evening. Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Aggarwal informed that the process of electing 941 Sarpanches and 6391 Panches would be carried out in a peaceful and transparent manner.
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