Withdrawal by candidates at the office of MRO South

Namchi, 11th March (IPR): The procedure of withdrawal of candidatures pertaining to the Municipal Election, 2021 for Namchi Municipal Council (NMC) and Nayabazar Jorethang Nagar Panchayat (NJNP) under South District was carried out by the Municipal Returning Officer (MRO, South) Mr. M Bharani Kumar at District Administrative Centre, Namchi today.
The MRO informed that a total of six candidates who had filed their nomination withdrew their candidatures on the last and final day for withdrawal.
The details of six candidates who had withdrawn their candidatures are as follows:
01. Mrs. Pemu Bhutia and Mr. Phurba Tshering Bhutia from 03 upper Ghurpisey Ward under NMC.
02. Mr. Prem Raj Gurung from 06 Upper Singhithang ward under NMC.
03. Mr. Ganesh Adhikari from 01 Shantinagar ward under NJNP.
04. Mr. Bandan Tamang from 04 Majhigoan ward under NJNP.
05. Mrs. Saroja Khati from 05 Nayabazar ward under NJNP.
Following the withdrawal of candidatures, the following candidate’s number is in the fray for Namchi Municipal Council:
01 Gangyap- 6 candidates, 02- Dambudara 5 candidates, 03 -Upper Ghurpisey 2 candidates, 04- Lower Ghurpisey 1 candidate, 05- Upper Boomtar 3 candidates, 06 -Upper Singithang 1 candidate, 07- Purano Namchi 1 candidate
Similarly, the final lists of candidates under Nayabazar Jorethang Nagar Panchayat are as follows:
01- Shantinagar 1 candidate, 02- Trikaleshwar 2 candidates, 03- Daragaon 4 candidates, 04- Majhigaon 3 candidates, 05- Nayabazar 2 candidates.
Therefore, a total of 4 wards under the South District are declared uncontested, which are as follows 04-Lower Ghurpisey, 06-Upper Singithang and 07-Purano Namchi under NMC. Likewise, under NJNP 01-Shantinagar ward stands uncontested.
Today’s, process was overseen by Municipal Election Observer (South) Mr. C. K Chettri. Election symbols were also allotted to the contesting candidates.

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