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Rajasthan Witness Its First Right To Recall Vote In Mangrol

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 13, 2012

For the first time in Rajasthan, an election for recalling an elected chairman of a municipal body was held in Mangrol Municipality area of Baran district on Wednesday.

In accordance to the the Rajasthan Municipal Act 2009 that furnishes the voter with the ‘Right to recall’, people of Mangrol municipality voted in the election on Wednesday.

The motion for right to recall against the chairman Ashok Jain, was passed in January for his alleged under performance.

In November 2009, Jain, who had contested as an independent candidate, was elected as the chairman of Mangrol municipality board.

In the first ever public referendum in state, 65.71% of the total of 16,735 exercised their franchise.

A total of 11,129 votes were polled at 21 poling centers in Mangrol to exercise the ‘right to recall’.

src: HT

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