DOOMDOOMA, Feb 3 � Altogether 51 candidates are in the fray for the election to the ten wards of the Doomdooma Town Committee, to be held on February 9. The Congress and BJP have fielded candidates in all the ten wards, while the AGP has fielded candidates in eight wards. On the other hand, the NCP has fielded candidates in four wards and the CPI(M) has put up its candidate for one ward. As many as 18 Independent candidates are also in the fray.
A total of 15,161 voters will exercise their franchise in the election and among them, 8,277 are male voters and 6,884 are female voters. Ward Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are reserved for woman.
In the last election, Congress candidates had won in five wards, BJP in three wards, the AGP in one and in one ward, an Independent candidate won. Later, the independent candidate, Hamid Khan joined the Congress, enabling the Congress to secure a majority to form the town committee.