Punjab

No election in Nakodar village as no nominations were filed

Dilbag Singh | December 31, 2018 05:12 PM

NAKODAR: No polling was held on Sunday in Mehmud Pur village of Nakodar block on Sunday.

Inquires revealed that nobody had filed any nomination papers for the office of Panches and Sarpanch protesting against reservation of sarpanch seat for schedule caste .

Nakodar sub division magistrate(SDM) in his report submitted to additional deputy commissioner (development) on December 21 had written that no nominations papers were filed for five seats of panches and one seat of sarpanch in Mehmud Pur village for panchayat elections .

When contacted SDM Amit Kumar gave number of Nakodar block development officer(BDPO)Abhey Kumar  for information in this regard who said that residents did not filed any nomination in protest against reservation of sarpanch seat for schedule caste and village has only one family of schedule caste adding that reservation was done on the basis of census report and said that a report was sent to the government in this regard. District devopment and panchayat  officer Ajay Kumar said  that Nakodar BDPO will give information. Additional deputy commissioner (development)Jatindar Jorwal who is in-charge of panchayat elections did not reply even after repeated attempts.

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