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Monday, 27 July 2020

Mohali Municipal Corporation told to submit details of all wards by July 30

Sanjay Bumbroo

Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 26

As the elections to the local bodies are to be held in October, the Local Bodies Department has asked the Municipal Corporation (MC) to submit details of all 50 wards with their population by July 30.

Even as the date for the elections to the Municipal Corporation and municipal committees is yet to be decided, the notification says that elections will be held in all 50 wards of the MC.

It has been decided that elections will be held for all 50 wards of the MC. Seats have been reserved for candidates. — Kamal Kumar, Municipal Commissioner, Mohali

As many as 2.36 lakh voters will exercise their right to franchise, the notification adds. It further states that as many as 25,000 voters are Scheduled Caste and five seats have been reserved for a candidate from their community, two for women (SC), three for Backward Classes and two for women (BC). As many as 43 seats are for the general category, including 23 for women and 20 for men.

Kamal Kumar, Municipal Commissioner, Mohali, said the Local Bodies Department had sought details about the wards and population by July 30. Dates for elections were yet to be decided, he added. "It has been decided that the elections will be held for all 50 wards. Seats have been reserved for candidates," he said.

Balbir Singh Sidhu, Cabinet Minister and local MLA, said, "We are ready for the elections. People of the city have seen development in the past few years."

In the last term of the Municipal Corporation, which ended on April 26 this year, the Congress had 14 councillors, SAD-BJP and Azad group 33 councillors while there were two independent councillors in the House. Realtor and former Mayor Kulwant Singh was re-elected to the post for five years.

Earlier, the elections to the civic body were held in February 2015 when SAS Nagar recorded a mere 60.5 per cent voting, which was lower than the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 when the city had reported 70 per cent polling.

from The Tribune

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