According to information, a poll-related violence has occurred in Kashiharipur gram panchayat under the Puri Assembly constituency. Miscreants hurled a bomb at a Sarpanch candidate’s house. While the exact reason behind the incident is yet to be known, police have rushed to the spot and started investigation.
It may be noted that the State Election Commission has published a list of eligible candidates for the rural polls. The list shows that candidates have been elected unopposed in 35 per cent of seats.