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Saturday, 28 November 2020

Delimitation process over, local body polls by February 13

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 27

After completing the delimitation exercise, the Local Government on Friday notified the conduct of elections to nine municipal corporations, 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats by February 13. Information in this regard has been sent to the State Election Commission for necessary action.

BYELECTION IN FOUR WARDS

Byelections to one ward of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation and three wards of the Mahilpur and Mullanpur Dakha Municipal Councils have also been notified

Besides, byelections to one ward of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation and three wards of the Mahilpur and Mullanpur Dakha Municipal Councils have also been notified.

A senior government functionary said the matter to decide the dates of the elections would come up for discussion in the coming Cabinet meeting and it would be intimated to the Election Commission.

The Capt Amarinder Singh led-Congress government has contemplated to hold the elections by January-mid next year, as urban areas are crucial in wake of the BJP announcing to flex its muscle in the coming Assembly polls.

The Municipal Corporations that are going to the polls are Abohar, Batala, Kapurthala, SAS Nagar, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot, Phagwara, Moga and Bathinda.

In the last Cabinet meeting held on November 18, the CM had decided to call a special meeting to discuss the conduct of impending local body elections.

Earlier, a Cabinet sub-committee of ministers comprising Brahm Mohindra, Manpreet Badal, Balbir Singh Sidhu, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Vijay Inder Singla and Sunder Sham Arora, who held a meeting with the CM, had unanimously agreed to recommend the State Election Commission to hold the elections tentatively on October 11. However, it could not be held due to Covid.



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