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Rajasthan witnesses its first ever right to recall vote

Press Trust of India  |  Kota (Raj) 

In accordance to the the Rajasthan Municipal Act 2009 that furnishes the voter with the 'Right to recall', people of Mangrol Municipality voted in the election today.

The motion for right to recall against the Chairman Ashok Jain, was passed in January for his alleged under performance.

In November 2009, Jain, who had contested as an independent candidate, was elected as the chairman of Mangrol Municipality Board.

In the first ever public referendum in state, 65.71 per cent of the total of 16,735 exercised their franchise.

A total of 11,129 votes were polled at 21 poling centers in Mangrol to exercise the "right to recall".

Polling officer Dharm Raj Meena said the polling was peaceful and no untoward incident was reported.

He said the result would be declared on December 14.

If more than half the total number of voters favours the recall, the elected position of chairman will be nullified.

Jain, who recently joined Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party said "I am an honest man and due to nexus of Congress and BJP corporators I have been dragged into the poll to Right to Recall."

The result would decide whether

First Published: Thu, December 13 2012. 00:55 IST