March 22 set for Baghmara Assembly polls

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Shillong, Feb 20: The Election Commission has announced the fresh date for election to Baghmara constituency as March 22, for which the counting has been scheduled for March 25.

The election to the constituency in South Garo Hills was countermanded following the death of Congress candidate and sitting legislator Sengran M Sangma on Saturday last. The Commission has fixed March 4 as the last date for filing of nomination papers, meant only for the Congress nominee. Seven candidates have so far filed their nomination papers for the constituency. According to Joint Chief Election Officer S Kharlyngdoh, candidates of other parties and Independents need not apply again.

Scrutiny of the nominations will be held on March 6, while the last date for withdrawal of candidature is on March 7.


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