855 candidates left in fray for Zila Parishad, 6,028 for Panchayat Samitti polls

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh

Elections symbols were allotted to a total of 855 candidates for 22 Zila Parishads and 6,028 candidates, who have been left in fray for 150 Panchayat Samitis in Punjab on Wednesday.

Besides, 402 candidates were declared elected unopposed, including 33 candidates of Zila Parishads and 369 candidates of Panchayat Samitis.

On the last day of withdrawal of nomination papers, as many as 3,734 candidates withdrew their papers, of which 446 candidates opted out of Zila Parishad and 3,288 candidates left the poll fray for Panchayat Samiti polls.

Disclosing this, here, a spokesperson of the State Election Commission said the polling will take place on September 19. He further said that material related to the elections has been distributed and the printing process of ballot papers has also started.


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