*A total of 158 candidates, including 131 in Leh and 27 in Nubra, have filed nomination papers for the elections to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, which are scheduled for October 17.
*On the last day of filing of nominations on Tuesday, 69 candidates, including 62 in Leh, filed their papers
On the last day for filing the nomination papers today, 69 candidates filed their papers in Leh and Nubra Assembly segments of the district. The scrutiny of the nomination papers will take place on September 30, while candidates can withdraw their nominations till October 2.
The counting of votes will be held on October 23 and the entire election process would be completed by or before October 28.
“A total of 158 candidates, including 131 in Leh and 27 in Nubra, are in the fray for the Leh Council elections. On the last day of filing of nominations, a total of 69 candidates, including 62 in Leh, filed their papers,” a source said.
As many as 80,811 electors, including 67,757 in Leh and 13,054 in Nubra, will exercise their right to franchise in the fifth elections to the Leh Council, which was constituted in 1995.
Meanwhile, the District Election Officer (DEO), Leh, today constituted seven flying squads in Leh district to check any violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) and carry out videography of all major election rallies.
According to the DEO, the five-member flying squad (FS) will comprise an executive magistrate, a police officer, two policemen and a cameraman.
“The FS1 will check the MCC violations and address the complaints in the Leh block, while the area of responsibility for FS2 and FS3 will be Chuchot and Kharu blocks and Diskit and Panamik blocks, respectively,” the DEO said, adding that the FS4 and FS5 will be on duty in the Nyoma block and the Saspol and Khaltsi blocks, respectively.
The area of responsibility for FS6 and FS7 would be Turtuk and Tangtse blocks, the DEO said.
“These squads would send a daily activity report in respect of items of seizure or bribe to the Superintendent of Police, Leh, and violation of the MCC to the District Magistrate, Leh,” he said.