Notification issued for Udhampur Constituency’s Parliamentary poll

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Lok Sabha Election 2024 in Jammu and Kashmir

KATHUA — Dr Rakesh Minhas, the Returning Officer for Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency, announced the issuance of an election notification on Wednesday for the upcoming Parliamentary elections in the region.

Scheduled to occur during the initial phase of the electoral process, the elections in this constituency hold significant importance. The election notification delineates the timeline and procedures for potential candidates vying to contest in the parliamentary elections.

According to the notification, nomination papers can be submitted by candidates or their proposers at the Returning Officer’s office or Assistant Returning Officer 67-Kathua AC (ACR Kathua) at Deputy Commissioner’s office, Kathua, between 11:00 am to 03:00 pm on any day (excluding public holidays) not later than March 27, 2024.

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Nomination forms are available at the office of the Returning Officer situated in the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Kathua.

Scrutiny of the nomination papers is slated for March 28, 2024 at 01:00 pm at Deputy Commissioner’s Office Kathua. Candidates hold the option to retract their candidature until March 30, 2024, until 03:00 pm.

The polling day for the constituency is marked for April 19, 2024, with polling set to transpire from 07:00 am to 06:00 pm.

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Subsequently, during a Press Conference convened on the matter, Dr Minhas informed that no nomination process will occur on March 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2024, owing to public holidays on these dates under the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.

Dr. Minhas emphasized the imperative for all eligible candidates and stakeholders to adhere meticulously to the election schedule and procedures as delineated in the election notification. He further urged for active participation and cooperation from all concerned parties to ensure the conduction of a fair and transparent election.

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