The election to the post of President and Vice-President in Somwarpet Town panchyat has been postponed indefinitely owing to a clash among the members at the Panchayat Hall on Tuesday.
The Govt. notified rotational second term elections for the post of President and vice Presidents witnessed unprecedented ugly scenes.
The Returning officer and Tashlidar of somwarpet Devaraj was in his chambers ready to receive the nomination papers
when two BJP members Geeta Raju and Dakashyani Shivanand entered the chambers with the nomination papers of Fayaz Khan, hearing of this the assembled BJP workers barged into the Returning officers chambers, man handled the staff, tore up the nomination papers and the book of minutes and damaged the furniture.The MLA Appachu Ranjan was witness to this mayhem and to cool tempers he whisked away both Geeta Raju and Dakashyani Shivanand to an undisclosed location.
The Tashlidar after consulting with the Deputy Commissioner postponed the election’s indefinitely. The Congress in a statement condemned the hooliganism of the BJP and requested the Returning officer to notify a date for election as soon as possible. A police case has been registered against the miscreants.
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