Newly formed Dharamshala MC to go for poll on March 27, 2016


    The recently formed Municipal Corporation Dharamshala will go for poll on March 27, 2016 as the schedule of the election was announced by State Election Commission today.

    The State Election Commissioner Mr. T.G.Negi said that nomination for 1st general election of MC Dharamshala will hold on March 4th, 5th and 8th and the scrutiny of the papers will be done on March 9th. The nominations can be withdrawn on Mar 11th. He said that the polling, counting of votes and result will be announced on March 27th. Polling would be held from 0700 to 1500 hours.

    Mr. Negi said that election code and conduct have enforced with the immediate order today with notification of election for the MC Dharamshala.

    Dharamshala is the 2nd Municipal Corporation in HP State since the State Government in September last year upgraded it from Municipal Council.

    Election commissioner claimed that about 31,538 persons including 16,017 male and 15,521 female voters would exercise their franchise.

    The elections to be contested on free symbols and the poll expenditure limit of each candidate for the 17 wards has been fixed up to Rs 1 lakh and the candidates are bound to give the detail of poll expenditure within a month after the elections, he added.

    Out of the total 17 wards, 6 are unreserved, 8 reserved for women and one each for SC and ST.

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    1. Those who are helms of power in Dharmshala or in state government should not convert Dharmshala into Shimla. Both town has their own uniqueness . But some elements which is not interested in the planned development trying to follow Shimla however the town ship is totally urban for centuries. Dharmshala surrounded by most of villages become merged areas soon. It should be marked with red line. People living in merged areas often lack road, water, sanitation and other civic amenities however the would have to pay same taxes as new tax regime was enforced by the Congress and BJP government on people. It means pay tax but not expect anything. Mend your way to live in planned area.

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