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Over 2000 candidates file papers for panchayat polls in Sikkim

Press Trust of India  |  Gangtok 

As many as 2336 have filed nomination papers for the polls to be held on November three next.

While 738 have filed nominations in West Sikkim, 676 in South Sikkim, 322 in North and 600 in East districts, an official release said.

Yestersay was the last date for filing papers.

There are 113 Zilla panchayats, 183 and 1040 gram wards.

The scrutiny of nominations will take place today and last date for withdrawal of candidature is on October 13 next.

In Sikkim, polls are held on political lines and there is a provision for 50 per cent reservation for women.

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 12:42 IST