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Sarpanch Post 'Auctioned' For Rs 44,000 In Odisha Village Ahead Of Panchayat Polls

Odisha TV | 18/01/2022 09:49 PM | Click to read full article

Days before the nomination process for the panchayat elections began in Odisha, an influential group of people from a remote gram panchayat in Balangir district auctioned the post of sarpanch for Rs 44.1 lakh.

The alleged auction took place in Bilaisarda panchayat under Puintala block of Balangir district at a Gram Sabha meeting on Friday in the presence of prominent people.