Congress announces candidate for Berhampur Municipal Corporation Mayor post

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today announced its nominee for the post of Mayor of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC).

The party has named Manju Rath as its candidate for the top post of the BeMC.

With March 7 being the last date for filing of nomination papers, Rath will do the same today at the Berhampur sub-collector’s office.

Yesterday, the BJP had named Dr Sabita Suara as its candidate for the Mayor post of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation.

Earlier, the BJD had announced the name of Sanghamitra Dalei, president of party’s women wing in Ganjam district, as its nominee for the post.

Notably, elections to 106 Urban Local Bodies (47 Municipalities and 59 NACs) and three municipal corporations in Odisha will be held on March 24. The counting of votes and declaration of results will take place on March 26.

Scrutiny of the nomination papers will be held on March 9 while withdrawal of nomination papers will be allowed up to March 14.

Elections to the posts of mayors in municipal corporations and chairpersons of municipalities and notified area councils (NACs) will be held for the very first time.

More than 27 lakh voters will exercise their franchise at 3030 booths in 1731 wards of the 106 Urban Local Bodies. Similarly, polling will be held at 1407 booths in 168 wards of three municipal corporations–  Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) and Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC). There are around 14.26 lakh voters in the 3 municipal corporations.

The posts of Mayor of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and the Berhampur Municipal Corporation have been reserved for women candidates.

There will be NOTA option in the ULB elections for the first time in Odisha.

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