MANGALORE: Umanath M Suvarna, an independent was the lone candidate to file his nomination for 201-Moodbidri assembly constituency in Dakshina Kannada district on Saturday, the third day of filing of nominations to Karnataka state assembly elections scheduled for May 5.
Umanath filed one set of papers, C Nagaraj, returning officer for the constituency said. On Friday, seven candidates filed a total of eight sets of nomination papers, including one for Mangalore City South, three for Mangalore, and two each for Bantwal and Puttur assembly constituencies.
In Udupi, three nomination papers were filed on Saturday. All three were independent candidates -Thukaram Kotyan from Udupi assembly consitutency, Abdul Hazid and Lokesh Borkar for Baindoor constitutency. No nominations were received for Kaup, Karkala and Kundapur constituencies, MT Reju, Udupi district electoral officer and deputy commissioner said. The district has five assembly constituencies. April 17 is the last date for filing of nominations.
ELECTION OFFICE INAUGURATION
The election office of BJP’s Mangalore City South assembly constituency candidate N Yogish Bhat will start functioning from April 15. Rukmayya Poojary, former MLA, will light the lamp and inaugurate the office, which is located next to BJP’s party office at Kodialbail. Yogish Bhat, deputy speaker of the state assembly, will file his nomination papers for the Mangalore City South assembly constituency on April 15 at 12.40pm. He is vying for a fifth term as MLA.
Special officer (election expenses) Pankaj Kumar Pandey said as per Section 77 of the Representation of the People Act, every candidate at an election shall, either by himself or by his election agent, keep a separate and correct account of all expenditure in connection with election incurred or authorized by him or by his election agent between date on which he has been nominated and the date of declaration of result, both dates inclusive. It is imperative for candidates to submit their elections expenses, subject to a maximum of Rs 16 lakh, be reported in the prescribed format as per Section 10A within prescribed time frame.
SMS YOUR COMPLAINTS
Dakshina Kannada district administration has set up an SMS based complaint system for poll-related incidents of violations in any of the eight assembly constituencies in the district. People may SMS their complaint with information on place where violation has taken place along with brief description to 8123666266.