- Preparations for urban body elections started again in MP
- Elections will be held in 347 municipal areas of MP in two phases
- Panchayat elections will be held in three phases in the state, the commission has started preparations
- A total of 19 thousand 955 polling stations will be set up for civic polls.
Due to Corona, the elections to the urban body (MP Nagariya Nikay Chunav) in MP are constantly being postponed. A year later, elections were set to be held in April 2021 but did not happen due to the second wave of Corona. Corona cases have reduced now, in many districts the case has reached zero. After this, the State Election Commission and the government have started preparations for conducting elections. Along with this, it has been decided that the election of the mayor and president in MP will now be done by the councilors.
In the meeting of the State Election Commission held on Thursday, it has been indicated that the election process will start in the state after September 15. The commission has said that the situation of corona in the state is still under control, so civic polls can be held. At the same time, the commission has indicated that elections to the urban body will be held before the panchayat elections. Elections can be conducted in three phases. Out of 407 urban bodies in the state, there are 347 such bodies, whose tenure ended last year itself.
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State Election Commission Commissioner Basant Pratap Singh has given instructions for the preparations for the upcoming general elections. In 347 bodies, the commission is preparing to conduct elections in two phases. Polling will be conducted in 155 urban bodies in the first phase and 192 in the second phase. The election of the Mayor and the President will be done through indirect system. All the 16 municipal corporations are included in the 347 urban bodies. A total of 19 thousand 955 polling stations have been set up.
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It is noteworthy that earlier in MP, the elections for the post of mayor and president were held directly. The then Kamal Nath government had made changes in it that only the councilors would choose the mayor and the president. At that time BJP was opposing it. But now the government is ready to conduct elections on this formula.
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Panchayat elections will be held in three phases
The commission said that Panchayat general elections will be conducted in three phases. In three-tier panchayats, 3 lakh 77 thousand 551 of panch, 23 thousand 912 of sarpanch, 6 thousand 833 of district panchayat member, 904 of district panchayat member, 23 thousand 912 of deputy sarpanch, 313 of district panchayat president and vice-president and district panchayat Elections will be held for 52 posts of president and vice-president.