By-poll to GWMC 44th ward on Jan 9

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Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday issued notification for conducting by-election of 44th ward of Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC).

Warangal: Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday issued notification for conducting by-election of 44th ward of Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC).

The election is scheduled to be held on January 9, 2018 and the counting of votes polled will take place on January 11. The receipt of nominations will begin on December 27, according to the notification issued by the State Election Commissioner V Nagi Reddy.

The last date to file nominations is December 29 and the candidates can withdraw their nominations by December 31, on which the list of contesting candidates will be published.

The by-election is necessitated to fill up the vacancy created following the murder of the sitting ward member Anisetti Murali of ruling TRS on July 13 this year at his residence at Kumarpalli in Hanamkonda by his rivals.

The GWMC authorities have formed an election cell comprising 11 staff of the corporation and led by an official Krishnaveni on November 11 to make arrangements for the election.

On December 11, Municipal Commissioner Shruti Ojha published the list of draft polling stations with a final list on December 16.

It was proposed to conduct the polling at nine polling stations, where an average number of 1,071 voters will cast their votes. The total number voters in 44th division is said to be 9,641.

Meanwhile, the issuing of election notification has resulted in the postponement of ward meetings proposed to be conducted from Wednesday onwards to select the beneficiaries under SC Action Plan 2017-18 to distribute loans.

The selection of beneficiaries is deferred as election code of conduct came into force. The dates for conducting the ward meetings will be intimated after the election process for 44th ward is completed, informed the GWMC Additional Commissioner Ch Nageshwar.

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