Around 690 candidates have filed their nomination for the post of 69 posts including six municipal corporations, 28 municipal boards and 35 nagar panchayats. Besides, around 4,035 candidates have filed nomination against the post of around 600 wards of the State. Now exact picture would be clear on April 15 when candidate would withdraw their nomination. Three nagar panchayat namely Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri election have withheld and Government would nominate its chairman.
Elections will be held for municipal corporations in Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee, Haldwani, Kashipur and Udham Singh Nagar. In which highest number of candidates ie 24 candidates in the fray of Haldwani Municipal Corporation, 21 in Roorkee Municipal Corporation, 20 in Haridwar Municipal Corporation. 17 candidates filed in Kashipur Municipal Corporation, 14 in Dehradun Municipal Corporation and only seven candidates in the fray of Rudrapur Municipal Corporation (RMC).
A total of 15,20,527 voters are likely to exercise their franchise. Around 3,61,092 voters are registered in Dehradun, 1,52,719 voters in Haridwar, 81,849 in Roorkee, 97,799 in Haldwani, 77,936 in Kashipur and 74,554 in Udham Singh Nagar.
To further strengthen the security of state Legislative Assembly, state policewould install hi-tech close circuit cameras at sensitive points of the Vidhan Sabha premises, including the galleries. "At present Vidhan Sabha has 108 CCTV cameras and we are going to install more inside the premises and all entry and exit points...
We still feel the pain of 26/11. Let us work together to fulfil the pledge we (SAARC countries) have taken to combat terrorism and trans-national crimes.
We encounter a general impression of weariness and ageing of a Europe which is no longer fertile and vibrant.
We could not have concluded the US-India Civil nuclear deal without the contribution of Rich (Richard Rahul) Verma. He never forgot his roots.