A total of 22 nominations were rejected after the scrutiny by the District Election Officer in the Nilgiris. Nine nominations filed by people contesting wards in town panchayats were also rejected, the officials mentioned. The District administration also released the cntact number which people could contact to inform officials of any breach of model code of conduct or other poll violations.
People wanting to register their complaints can contact the number – 94423 65855. A total of 294 ward member positions will be contested in the Nilgiris across four municipalities and 11 town panchayats on February 19.