A question on every tongue in Bihar, when will the municipal elections be held? More than 27 thousand candidates are in the fray
Following the order of the High Court, the State Election Commission has postponed the civic elections to be held in two phases. Due to this decision of the commission, the election of 156 municipal bodies in the first phase and 68 in the second phase has been affected. With this, the restlessness of more than 27 thousand candidates contesting the elections and their lakhs of supporters has also increased. Also, there is only one question on everyone's tongue when will the municipal elections be held next? The reason behind this is that more than 27 thousand candidates and lakhs of supporters fighting the election have increased the most aversion. The reason for the restlessness of the candidates is that lakhs and crores of rupees have been spent. If the election is postponed for a long time, then preparations will have to be made afresh. Electoral equations and mathematics may also change.
The increased curiosity of one and a half crore voters
In Bihar, elections are to be held in 248 municipal bodies in three phases. Of these, there are more than 1.5 crore voters. There is a total of 19 Municipal Corporations, 88 Nagar Parishads, and 154 Nagar Panchayats. In this, eight Municipal Councils, and 113 Nagar Nagar Panchayats have been newly formed. While seven municipal corporations, and 36 municipal councils have been upgraded. At the same time, the limits of one municipal corporation and 11 municipal councils have been expanded.
Voters show ink on their fingers after casting their votes. Jagran Archive.
Candidates have spent crores of rupees
The contesting candidates have spent crores of rupees in campaigning since before the nomination. This includes all expenses. Especially there is a setback for the winners who have won the election unopposed under mutual bargaining. In both phases, about a hundred candidates won the election unopposed.
More than 944 backward have to get a reservation
In the current election, the Commission has given reservation to the Most Backward Classes in 944 posts in a total of 261 municipal bodies. There are about 50 posts of mayor and deputy mayor. At the same time, the Commission has made a provision for reservation for the most backward in 894 posts of Ward Councillors.