Civic polls on hold in Tangmarg, Ladakh
SYED AMJAD SHAH
Jammu, Mar 25: The civic polls in Ladakh, Sunderbani and Tangmarg have been postponed for an indefinite period.
Official sources said the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has postponed elections for Municipal bodies in Sunderbani Tehsil in district Poonch, Tangmarg of Kashmir region, and Ladakh region.
Citing inclement weather conditions as an obstacle in the conduct of polls as per schedule in Leh and Kargil, Chief Electoral Officer BR Sharma told Greater Kashmir that the elections in the region can be conducted only after the improvement in weather conditions.
“We cannot conduct elections there (Leh and Kargil) since whether is not favourable and matter will be reviewed only after the weather conditions improve there,” Sharma said.
Local body elections in Tangmarg have also been postponed after it was found that only 13 names appeared in the voter list of the Municipal committee. “The voter list of Tangmarg Municipal Committee only has thirteen voters”, Sharma said adding, “The elections in this particular area would be held only after proper verification”.
He also confirmed that the elections in Sunderbani tehsil of Poonch district have also been put on hold. “A court case has been filed regarding delimitation of Municipal committee Sunderbani as such we are unable to conduct the election”. Referring to other areas, he said election would be conducted in time as per the schedule.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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