Villagers protest for re-counting in Panchayat polls

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 6: Alleging irregularity in the Panchayat elections, which was held on December 1, 2018, inhabitants of Karloop, Galwadey Chack and Nai Basti Panchayats held a strong protest at Marh, here today.
Led by Abhinav Sharma, social activists and former president of Bar Association Jammu, the protesting villagers raised slogans against the concerned administration. They were demanding re-counting of votes.
A large number of people, including women, took part in the protest demonstration, which continued for more than an hour. The protesting people assembled Marh Chowk and blocked the road amidst raising of slogans in support of their demand.
Later, they marched towards the office of SDM where a memorandum was submitted by Abhinav Sharma.
The SDM assured that he would bring the matter into the notice of higher authorities for necessary action.