August 13, 2022

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh): An odd case of a lifeless panchayat election candidate has come to the fore in Kanjera panchayat of the Deori block.

The candidate for panchayat elections Ravinder Singh allegedly died 10 days previous to voting however his identify was not faraway from the poll paper. Voting passed off within the Panchayat on July 1 the place the villagers voted him to victory and the late candidate received by 255 votes.

The Returning Officer is now unable to take any additional choice on this matter and has sought the assistance of the State Election Fee.


Ravinder Singh Thakur (53), who was contesting the election of sarpanch from Kanjera panchayat, died of cardiac arrest on June 22. After his dying, his household plunged into mourning.

The election officers additionally didn’t get any details about the candidate’s dying. Aside from Ravindra, two different candidates had been additionally contesting the elections. When polling was held within the Panchayat on July 1, the villagers voted in favor of Late Ravindra Singh as sympathy and elected him as his sarpanch. Ravinder Singh obtained 512 votes out of 1043. Chandrabhan alias Chandan Ahirwar stood second (257 votes).

Ravindra Singh has been the Sarpanch of this Panchayat even earlier than this. His sister-in-law Simlesh Surendra Singh has been the district president and his elder brother Surendra Singh has been the vice-president of the district panchayat.

“In such circumstances the place the candidate dies earlier than election, the household has to tell 72 hours prematurely however the household didn’t inform. Had the discover been acquired 72 hours prematurely, different poll papers would have been printed. Steering has been sought from the Election Fee on this regard. Until now the election outcomes haven’t been duly introduced. In accordance with the directions given by the fee, additional choice might be taken,” mentioned Deepak Arya, District Election Officer.

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