Notification issued for elections to local bodies in AP

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Andhra Pradesh Election Commission has released an election notification for the conduct of simultaneous elections to the Municipalities and Municipal Corporations in the state.

According to the State Chief Election Commissioner Ramesh Kumar, the polling will be held on March 23. The counting and the results of which will be declared on March 27. The nominations will be received up to March 13 and scrutiny will be done on the next day March 14. The withdrawal for the same will be on March 16 up to 3 pm after which the final list of remaining candidates in fray would be released, he said.

However, the Commissioner informed that elections will be held only for 12 municipal corporations out of 15 due to the cases pending in the court in Srikakulam, Nellore and Rajamahundry corporations. Similarly, the elections in 29 municipalities and few major panchayats have been postponed due to various reasons, he said adding that a gazette notification finalising the reservation quota for 104 municipalities and major panchayats has been released by the state government.