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Gopal Nag became mayor of Palampur and Rajkumar became deputy mayor unanimously.

ARVIND SHARMA | November 24, 2023 04:34 PM

DHARAMSHALA: Gopal Nag has been elected mayor and Rajkumar has been elected deputy mayor for the post of mayor in Municipal Corporation Palampur. Gopal is the councilor from ward six, while Rajkumar is from ward number one. Both the officials have been elected unopposed. Gopal Nag left BJP and joined Congress in 2021. Only one nomination paper each was filed for the posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Poonam Bali and Anish Nag proposed the name of Gopal for the post of Mayor, while Shashi Dimple and Neelam Malik proposed the name of Raj Kumar for the post of Deputy Mayor. Councilors of all 15 wards were present in the Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections.

Observer for the corporation elections and Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Kishori Lal said that all the councilors deserve congratulations for their unanimous selection for the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Authorized officer for the elections and Additional Deputy Commissioner Kangra Saurav Jassal administered the oath of office and secrecy to Gopal Nag for the post of Mayor and Raj Kumar for the post of Deputy Mayor.

Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Palampur MLA Ashish Butel congratulated the newly elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor. He said that the series of victories that has started from Palampur Municipal Corporation will continue in Mandi, Dharamshala and Solan also. Said that political opponents in Palampur want to divide people by raising noise of casteism. But this has never happened in Palampur.

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