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Jammu, February 15, 2020
J&K Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar on Saturday issued a notification for conducting panchayat bye-elections to elect sarpanches and panches.
The notification has been issued for the following districts: in Pahalgam and Dachnipora blocks in district Anantnag; Ganastan, Nowgam and Sumbal in district Bandipora; Kandi Belt Rafiabad, Rafiabad and Pattan in Baramulla district; Sukhnag and Beerwah in Budgam district; Safapora and Sheerpathri in Ganderbal district; Behibagh in Kulgam district; Wavoora, Sogam, Rajwar and Handwara in Kupwara district; Kakapora (partly) and Pampore in Pulwama district; Zainpora in Shopian district; and Harwan, Khonmoh, Srinagar and Qamarwari in Srinagar district in the Kashmir Division.
In Jammu Division, bye-elections will be held in Bhalwal Brahmana, Khour, Samwan, Khara Balli, Pragwal, Akhnoor, Maira, Mandrian, Chowki Choura, Mathwar, Bhalwal and Marh blocks in Jammu district; Poonch, Balakot, Mankote and Mendhar in Poonch district; Manjakote, Panjgrain, Lamberi, Siot, Dangri, Rajouri, Doongi, Qila Darhal, Nowshera Seri, Sunderbani, Darhal, Thanamandi, Planger, Budhal, Rajnagar, Khawas, Kalakote and Moughla in Rajouri district; Bhamag, Thakrakote, Pouni, Reasi, Panthal and Katra in Reasi district; Purmandal, Bari Brahmana, Vijaypur, Samba, Nud, Sumb, Ramgarh, Ghagwal, and Rajpura in Samba district; and Jaganoo, Narsoo, Tikri and Udhampur in Udhampur district.
According to the notification, the last date for filing nominations is February 22, the date for scrutiny of nominations is February 24, and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 26.