Udupi: Filing of nominations from 26 ZP and 98 TP constituencies in the district began on Monday February 1.
Three candidates, including independent, filed their nomination paper to the Zilla Pancahayat and Taluk Pancahayat constituencies.
Joythi, BJP candidate from Hebri Zilla Pancahayat constituency filed her nomination paper in Karkala.
For the Taluk Panchyat election K Ullas Shetty Independent candidate from Saibarkatte TP constituency of Udupi Taluk and Suresh BJP candidate from Nallur TP constituency of Karkala Taluk filed their nominations.
February 8 is the last date to submit nominations, which will be scrutinized on February 9. February 11 is the last date to withdraw the nominations.
ZP and TP elections – Holiday declared on February 20
The deputy commissioner Dr R Vishal has declared a holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act in jurisdictional zilla panchayat and taluk panchayat limits on February 20 to facilitate the electorate to exercise their franchise during the panchayat polls.
According to an official notification, employees in public sector and private industries, commercial establishments, educational institutions, and daily wagers in the Zilla Pancahayat and taluk panchayat limits, are eligible for paid leave.