Gaya: All 682 candidates for various
posts in the ensuing panchayat polls in nine panchayats under
Dumaria block in Bihar`s Gaya district on Wednesday withdrew their
nomination apparently giving in to the naxalites call for poll
boycott, official sources said on Wednesday.
The candidates have withdrawn their nomination on
their own free will, Dumaria`s Block Development Officer (BDO)
Anil Kumar said.
He, however, could not explain the reason behind
withdrawal of all candidates from the forthcoming panchayat
polls in the panchayats under Dumaria block.
The candidates, who withdrew their candidature,
included 218 for the post of panchs, 248 for ward members, 133
for panchayat committees and 83 for mukhias.
While all 682 candidates in fray for various posts in
nine panchayats have withdrawn their candidature, no candidate
had filed nomination for any post in two panchayats - Sahchar
and Mangia - under Dumaria block.
It may be mentioned that the proscribed naxal outfit,
the CPI(Maoists), has given a boycott call of the panchayat
polls and has put up banners and posters at several places to
remind the people and prospective candidates about its
In the past, the CPI(Maoists) ultras had assaulted the
candidates and their kins for their participation in the
Incidentally, Dumaria block falls under Imamganj
assembly seat being represented by the Speaker Uday Narayan