Villagers ask Sarpanch candidates to appear written test in Odisha

Sundergarh: Ahead of the Panchayat Polls in Odisha now candidates are campaigning door to door urging for votes. At this juncture, a rare incident took place in Sundergarh district of Odisha where the villagers asked the candidates contesting for Sarpanch post to appear for a written test. It has been learnt that out of the 8 candidates who appeared for the test, only three candidates qualified the examination.

The said incident took place in Malupada village in Kutra Block of the district.

The questions asked in the written test in Odia were as follows:

  1. Write five points why you stand for?
  2. What will be your aim for the coming five years, in case you would be elected?
  3. If you have stood to do social work, mention 5 of your earlier instances where you did self-less social work.
  4. Now you are moving door to door to seek votes. If you would be elected, will you do the same to solve different problems?
  5. How is the Gram Panchayat of your dreams?
  6. How many villages are there in your panchayat, how many wards and what is the population?
  7. A few words on the outgoing Sarpanch.

Eight out of the nine candidates who have contested in the election for Sarpanch appeared for the test. However, three of them qualified.

The villagers have explained that because only at the time of election, candidates come to seek vote and later they forget them, they took this decision. Following the incident while the unusual happening has become the point of discussion in Kutra area, other candidates are shying out to visit this village for campaigning.

Today, after names of the three successful candidates declared, other candidates have complained the matter to the BDO. It has been said that such incident took place in Sundergarh for the first time.

Also read: Odisha Panchayat Polls: No candidates visiting this village for campaign: Watch

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