Fresh nomination for panchayat poll can be filed between Jan 27 and 30: SEC office

Bhubaneswar: The office of State Election Commission (SEC) today declared fresh nomination dates for places where either no nomination was filed for the ensuing panchayat poll or all nominations were rejected after a scrutiny without changing the voting schedule.

Detailing out on the announcement, SEC secretary RN Sahu told newsmen, “Fresh nomination can be filed on January 27, 28, 29 and 30. Scrutiny of nomination will be carried out on January 31 and a list of eligible candidates will be declared on February 2.”

Candidates, who wish to opt out of the panchayat poll battle, can withdraw nomination by 3 pm on February 4.

The final list of the candidates for the panchayat poll will be published after 3 pm on February 4, said Sahu.

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