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Election cancelled for Sarai Pipal Thala ward

  • Election cancelled for Sarai Pipal Thala ward
    Summary: The election to the Sarai Pipal Thala ward of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation was cancelled on Friday, after it emerged that one of the candidates had died on Thursday. Earlier, the election for Maujpur ward in East Delhi had been cancelled due to the death of a contestant. This would be the second ward to have the election cancelled due to the death of a candidate. So, of the total 272 wards in Delhi, 270 would be going to polls on Sunday as per schedule. Samajwadi Party candidate Dinesh passed away at 7.45pm on Thursday after a cardiac arrest, as per the statement of his son and election agent before the Returning Officer on Friday afternoon.

    The election to the Sarai Pipal Thala ward of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation was cancelled on Friday, after it emerged that one of the candidates had died on Thursday. Samajwadi Party candidate Dinesh passed away at 7.45pm on Thursday after a cardiac arrest, as per the statement of his son and election agent before the Returning Officer on Friday afternoon. The ward, which was supposed to go to polls with the rest of Delhi's municipal corporations on Sunday, would now see a by-election on May 21, said a senior SEC official. This would be the second ward to have the election cancelled due to the death of a candidate. Earlier, the election for Maujpur ward in East Delhi had been cancelled due to the death of a contestant. The by-poll for Maujpur would be held on May 14. So, of the total 272 wards in Delhi, 270 would be going to polls on Sunday as per schedule..

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    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/election-cancelled-for-sarai-pipal-thala-ward/article18186324.ece


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