On last day, 49 take back nominations

On the last day to withdraw nominations for the forthcoming Muncipal Corporation of Delhi elections, 49 candidates have taken their nominations back.

According to a state election commission official, the total figure of withdrawn nominations could go higher as the data has to still be collected from the respective Returning Officers.
“As of now we have information that 49 people have withdrawn their nominations.

However, the information is being collected and some more withdrawls can be expected,” said the official.

As a result, 2562 total candidates remain in the election fray.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission, in its endevour to encourage people to come out and vote in the MCD elections revealed that a street play with a message for people to come out and vote, will be held across Delhi.

A media preview of the play “Vote Mera Dilli Ke Naam” by Vote For India was held at the Press Club of India on Saturday in the presence of Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta.

Stressing the importance of vote, Mehta said the play will enlighten people about their relationship with the municipal corporation and why it is important for them to vote and decide who will run the corporation.

 “The play is about educating the people about the importance of voting, said Mehta.
“There was just 42 per cent polling in the last municipal elections and we hope the polling percentage will go up in these elections,”He added.

The play will be held in all the 272 wards of poll-going Delhi to urge Delhiites to vote.

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