About 40.13 per cent voters turned up to vote for the re-election to the post of councillor in Amwala Tarla ward which concluded successfully on Monday.
Four candidates were in the fray for the seat reserved for women. From Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Neetu Valmiki and from Congress Monika Chaudhary were the candidates in addition to independent candidates Lakshmi Devi and Usha Rani.
Returning Officer (RO) Dinesh Kumar Singh said, “The voting process was completed with ease. 40.13 percent voters turned up to vote in the ward which amounts to 3568 voters out of a total of 8890. The voting process started from 10 AM and continued till 5 PM. The result for the ward will be announced on July 10.”
It is pertinent to mention that in the civic body elections which were held in the month of November 2018, Congress candidate Rita Rani was elected as councillor of the ward. However, nearly six months later the caste certificate of the candidate was found faulty.
As per the officials, the Scheduled Tribe (ST) certificate of the candidate was not correct. In addition to that the domicile of the candidate was from a different state. This resulted in cancellation of her election and a re-election in the ward.
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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