Kolhapur, Sep 27 (UNI) Candidates contesting the elections to about 100 gram panchayats in the district were today declared unopposed after the withdrawal stage of nomination papers yesterday.
The picture became clear after the expiry of withdrawal of nomination papers date yesterday, district election sources said here today.
The elections to total 478 gram panchayats were slated to be on October 7, for which about 17,000 candidates had filed their nomination papers till September 22.
Now, the elections to the remaining about 3,750 gram panchayat will be held on October 7, the sources said and added that of the total 100 gram panchayats, candidates to about 20 gram panchayats (the highest number) in Radhanagari tehsil were elected unopposed.
It was followed by Chandgad tehsil 14, Karvir and Ajra tehsils 12 each and Shahuwadi 11 among other tehsils.