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2 Maharashtra Village Panchayat Polls Cancelled Over Auctioning Of Posts

Polling in two Gram Panchayats in Nashik and Nandurbar districts had been cancelled. (Representational)

Mumbai:

The State Election Commission has cancelled polling in two Gram Panchayats in Nashik and Nandurbar districts of Maharashtra, after it obtained proof of public auctioning of the posts of sarpanch and members of the native governing our bodies, an official stated on Wednesday.

State Election Commissioner UPS Madan has made the announcement two days earlier than the Gram Panchayat polls, that are scheduled to be held on January 15.

According to an official assertion, there have been studies of public auctioning of the posts of sarpanch and members of Umrane and Khondamali Gram Panchayats in Nashik and Nandurbar districts respectively, and the SEC had obtained complaints about it.

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“The commission took the decision of cancelling the poll process there, after studying the reports from district collectors, poll observers, sub-divisional officers and tehsildars and documents and video tapes,” the assertion stated.

The SEC has instructed the district collectors and police superintendents to take authorized motion towards individuals involved as per part 171 (C) of the Indian Penal Code or different legal guidelines, the assertion stated.

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