Odisha to move Supreme Court over Kotia panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar:  The state Government today wrote to Supreme Court’s Advocate on Record  (AOR) Sibo Sankar Mishra directing him to file a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Andhra Pradesh’s notification for holding of panchayat elections in three villages of Kotia of Koraput district.

In the letter, Law Department  Deputy Secretary Bhagaban Nayak said the Revenue and Disaster Management Department has been requested to contact the AOR with certified copy of judgment, original Vaklatanama duly executed in the AOR’s favour  and other relevant records and instructions  to enable the AOR file the writ petition on time.

It is pertinent to mention here that a total of 15 residents from Koraput district had filed nomination papers for the panchayat polls, scheduled to be held on February 13 and 17.

Yesterday,  Laxmi Sabar, a resident of Gangabada in Gajapati district, withdrew her nomination for the post of ward member reportedly after intervention of the district administration.

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