JandK Panchayat bypolls to be held from March 5-20: CEO

JandK Panchayat bypolls to be held from March 5-20: CEO

Jammu, Feb 13 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar announced Panchayat elections for vacant posts. It will be first elections in union territory after its bifurcation. "From now onward, Model Code of Conduct is enforced and it will be implementable in all the places where elections are being held. There will be 8 phases of elections. For Jammu division it is 4 phases, for Kashmir division it is 8 phases,"CEO Shailendra Kumar further added. "Union territory of Ladakh has not yet sent us request for conduct of elections so we've not included Ladakh. In any case, Ladakh is snow-bound and it is very cold out there. So it is not feasible to have election at this point of time,"said Chief Electoral Officer. First phase of elections will be held on 5th March, second phase on 7th March, 3rd phase on 9th March, fourth phase on 12th March, fifth phase on 14th March, sixth phase on 16th March, seventh phase on 18th March and 8th phase on 20th March. Ballot boxes will be used in this election.

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