Cuttack: With few days left for the Urban Local Body (ULB) polls, Congress today announced its candidate for the post of Mayor for Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).
The party has nominated Giribala Behera, the vice-president of Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress, as its candidate for the top post of CMC.
Behera, who is also the president of the party’s city unit, had played a key role for the sitting Cuttack-Barabati MLA Mohammed Moquim in 2019 Assembly elections. Earlier, she was also elected as a Corporator in the CMC.
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Meanwhile, filing of nomination papers for the civic body elections in the state began today. The last date for filing of nominations is March 7.
As announced earlier by the State Election Commission (SEC), scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on March 9. While polling is scheduled to be held on March 24, counting of votes and declaration of results will be done on March 26.
Over 27 lakh voters will exercise their franchise at 3,030 booths under 1731 wards in 106 ULBs (47 Municipalities and 59 NACs) for Chairperson and Councillor posts. Similarly, over 14.26 lakh voters will cast their vote at 1407 booths under 168 wards in three Municipal Corporations–Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Berhampur–for election of Mayors and Corporators.