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Villagers make sarpanch candidates to appear written test in Odisha

Sundargarh: Ahead of the panchayat election, the villagers of Malipada village under Kutra panchayat in Sundargarh district have conducted a written test for the candidates of sarpanch. 

Eight candidates appeared in the test of which only three cleared it. Oral tests were also held.

As per reports, when the candidates were campaigning in the village, the villagers asked them appear in the written test so that they could have the idea about the credibility of the candidates.

The test was based on seven questions. The questions were — What are the five primary objectives of contesting elections? If elected sarpanch, what would be the goals for the next five years? If you entered politics for social service, name five of your earlier social works; Will you solve the problems of people after winning election? How would your dream panchayat be? What is the population and number of wards in the panchayat? Who are the sarpanches who held office previously?

The villagers have decided to cast their votes based on the test results.

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