Mumbai: The Election Commission has hit out at the villages bidding for Sarpanch posts in Gram Panchayats. The Election Commission has canceled the Gram Panchayat elections in Umrane in Nashik district and Khondamali in Nandurbar district for bidding for Sarpanch and membership posts. It is learned that the entire election process of these gram panchayats has been canceled due to the receipt of evidence of public auction of sarpanch and member posts. The one-sided pressure of some villagers has led to a pattern of aspiring candidates contesting elections in an open environment and depriving voters of the right to vote.
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Election Commission’s blow to some villages auctioning Sarpanch posts!
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