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Incumbent Nagar Panchayat chairman wins Right to Recall poll

Press Trust of India  |  Khandwa (MP) 

An incumbent chairman of a Nagar Panchayat here today managed to retain his seat during Right to Recall contest held for the post.

The Right to Recall election was held for Harsud (Chhanera) Nagar Panchayat chairman's post after local corporators passed a vote of no-confidence against Kamalkant Bharadwaj, who had won the local body poll as an Independent, by levelling a number of allegations against him, Deputy Electoral Officer Sureshchandra Verma said.

The State Election Commission had scheduled the Right to Recall contest for January 31 and polling for the same was held that day.

Chhanera is the only Nagar Panchayat in Harsud Assembly constituency.

The election's result was announced today. Out of the total 8,711 votes polled, Bharadwaj bagged 5,630 votes while 2,830 people voted against him. Besides, 251 votes were found invalid.

Chhanera residents celebrated Bharadwaj's win and termed it as a victory of the people.

First Published: Wed, February 04 2015. 17:05 IST