A total 28 numbers of candidates filed their nomination papers for election to seven wards of Raha town committee on Wednesday. The candidates accompanied by large number of supporters arrived at the Circle officer's office to file their nominations dancing with supporters, drummers were able to draw attention of the common men of the town.
Unlike in previous civic election poll , hectic political activity is being witnessed this time. Candidates of all major political parties like the Cong ( I ), BJP, and AGP filed their nomination papers apart from the independent candidates. BJP and Cong ( I ) candidates filed their nominations for all the 7 wards while the AGP has candidates from only 4 wards. There are no AGP candidates in fray from ward no. 2, 3 and 6.
Apart from the party candidates altogather 10 independent candidates have also filed nominations for the town committee poll from ward nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. There are no independent candidates in fray from ward nos. 1 and 7.
It may be mentioned here that the next chairman for the Raha town committee has been reserved for woman candidate.