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MCD elections: 1169 nominations rejected during scrutiny

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According to the Delhi State Election Commission, 1,169 nominations were withdrawn for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections.

The nomination documents underwent review on Wednesday. Nominee was decided upon following supporting documentation in 65 instances.

“According to the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Election of Councilors) Rules, 2012, as many as 65 cases, which required further adjudication under rule 22 to adduce more supportive evidences to the claims of the contesting candidates in the proceedings that are of quasi-judicial in nature, have also been finally disposed of on Thursday,” said MCD.

A total of 2,585 nominations were submitted to the State Election Commission, and 1416 of them (674 men and 742 women) were judged to be legitimate. Candidates for 2021 submitted their nomination papers to the Commission.

Each of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party has 250 eligible candidates. According to sources, just 247 seats would be up for election in the MCD due to the cancellation of three of the Congress’ nominations.

The applicants were disqualified for eight reasons, including faulty or incomplete applications, missing affidavits, multiple nominations, covering candidates, failure to submit a valid caste certificate, and lack of a security deposit.

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