Staff Correspondent

Bagalkot: As many as 6,516 candidates are in the fray for 2,466 gram panchayat seats in 157 gram panchayats in Bagalkot district. The district will go to polls on May 12.

Of the 2,869 seats in the district, 390 candidates have been elected unopposed while no nomination papers were filed for 13 seats.

Of the 401 seats for 22 gram panchayats in Bagalkot taluk, 81 candidates were elected unopposed and no nomination was filed for one. A total of 866 candidates are in the fray for 319 seats.

Of the 554 seats in 34 gram panchayats in Badami taluk, 78 candidates wereelected unopposed and nominations were not filed for two seats. A total of 1,313 candidates are in the fray for 474 seats.

Of the 466 seats in 26 gram panchayats of Hungund taluk, 56 candidates have already been elected unopposed and no nomination has been filed for one seat. A total of 1,124 candidates are in the fray for 409 seats.

Of the 629 seats for 32 gram panchayats in Jamkhandi taluk, 79 candidates have been elected unopposed and nominations have not been filed for two seats. A total of 1,415 candidates are in the fray for 548 seats.

Among the 509 seats in 25 gram panchayats in Mudhol taluk, 36 candidates have been elected unopposed and 1,176 candidates are contesting for 473 seats.

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