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A total of 208 candidates are in fray in the forthcoming Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) election, to be held on April 22.

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Out of total 212 nominations papers, 208 were found valid while four nomination papers were rejected.

The scrutiny process was performed at Rabindra Bhawan in Guwahati under the supervision of Pallav Gopal Jha, district election officer, Kamrup Metro district in presence of the election observers on April 1.

After thorough scrutiny by the assistant election officers and executive magistrates, 208 nominations for the Guwahati Municipal Corporation polls were found valid.

The candidates whose nomination papers rejected were – Pinki Borpujari (AJP) of 41 no. ward, Kamakhya Pandey (RJD) of 44 no. ward, Madhumita Chakravarty Jana (Independent) of 4 no. ward and Dipak Prasad (INC) of 16 no. ward.

In the GMC election this year, 50 per cent wards are reserved for the women candidates.

There are 780 polling booths, where 797807 voters will cast their votes. Among them, 397128 are males and 400654 are females and 26 are third gender voters. The time of casting of vote is between 7.30 am and 4.30 pm.

Counting of votes will be on April 24.

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Jassika Poudyel is a Guwahati-based journalist.

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