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350 nominees in fray for J&K phase-I council polls | India News – Times of India

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SRINAGAR/JAMMU: Over 350 nominations have been received for 43 seats going to polls in the first phase of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in J&K, voting for which will take place on November 28, officials said on Thursday. A total of 352 candidates have filed their nomination papers, they said. Of the 43 seats, 25 are in the Kashmir Valley and 18 in the Jammu region. In the Kashmir division, 183 nominations has been filed, while in Jammu division, the number stands at 169.
For the panchayat by-elections, the official said, 360 candidates have filed the papers for sarpanch seats, while 1,761 nominations were received for panch seats.
Most of the nominations were received in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, where 196 candidates filed their papers for the DDC polls and vacant seats of sarpanch and panch constituencies.



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