Bhubaneswar, Jan 25: The State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday announced dates and time for holding fresh elections to the Wards, Sarpanches, Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad seats where no nominations were filed or where all the nominations were rejected.
As per the SEC, the candidates will file their nominations in these areas from January 29 to January 31. A notification in this regard will be issued by the SEC on January 27.
The nomination papers will be scrutinized on February 1 and the final list of candidates will be published on February 2.
Over 4000 areas don’t have candidates for ward members while six don’t have Sarpanch candidates. Similarly, seven places has no Samiti member candidates, informed the SEC.