Cuttack, Mar 2: Senior BJP leader Binod Dash’s name has gone missing from the electoral roll of the Choudwar Cuttack assembly constituency. As a result, his name has not been included in the electoral roll by the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) for the urban local body polls scheduled to be held on March 24.
Dash has moved to the Orissa High Court seeking inclusion of his name in the electoral roll. He has also sought direction to the State Election Commission to allow the CMC’s electoral officer to include his name and publish the final electoral roll of CMC.
After hearing the replies of the respondents, a single judge bench has fixed March 3 for the final order on Dash’s petition seeking judicial intervention for inclusion of his name in the voter list for the ensuing Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) elections on March 24.
The outcome of the petition assumes significance as Dash (63) is reportedly a major contender for the BJP candidate for the post of mayor in CMC. Das is a resident of Professorpara area of Ward no 31 of CMC under Choudwar Cuttack Assembly constituency.