Authorities have been left in a quandary after a useless man gained the sarpanch polls in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district.
Ravindra Thakur, one of the most applicants for the sarpanch publish in Kajera village in Deori tehsil, had died of a cardiac arrest on June 22, however his title persevered to be at the poll paper for the July 1 ballot as the tips used to be now not relayed to authorities, an reputable mentioned.
“If we’re knowledgeable a couple of candidate’s dying as much as 72 hours ahead of the polls, then we print contemporary poll papers. On this case, we have been knowledgeable when the polling birthday party had left (the village),” Sagar Collector and District Returning Officer Deepak Arya informed PTI.
“We’ve got sought the opinion of the state election fee. The problem can be resolved ahead of the reputable announcement of polls on July 14. Most commonly via the next day to come. The counting had taken position at the day of vote casting itself,” Arya mentioned on Monday.
The village has 1,296 eligible citizens, of which 1,043 exercised their franchise, native officers mentioned.
Thakur polled 512 votes, whilst opponents Chandrabhan Ahirwar and Vinod Singh were given 257 and 153 votes respectively, leaving the useless man a winner via a margin of 255 votes.