Municipal elections will be different this time in Bihar, one voter will give three votes; Money power will be banned
This time the municipal elections in Bihar will be quite different. Due to direct elections for Mayor-Deputy Mayor and Chief Councilor and Deputy Chief Councilor, voters will have to vote for three posts. Every voter will have to vote for his ward councilor as well as mayor and deputy mayor. Till now he used to elect only ward councillors. In many urban bodies, there is a lot of money play in the name of no-confidence motion coming after two years, but now this practice will stop with the new amendment. Let us inform that on Thursday itself, the Bihar Municipality Amendment Ordinance 2022 has been approved by the Raj Bhavan.
Preparations are also intensified regarding the rules
After the issuance of Bihar Municipal (Amendment) Ordinance 2022, preparations have also intensified regarding its manual. This time the municipal elections are likely in April-May. Separate nomination will be taken for Mayor and Deputy Mayor while separate nomination will be done for Ward Councilor as before. The Mayor-Deputy, who is directly elected through the public, shall not be affiliated to any political party of the Mayor.
Money power will be banned in elections
Amendment in the Municipality Act will bring transparency in the election of the head of urban bodies. Horse trading will be banned in the appointment for the Mayor-Deputy Mayor and Chief Councilor-Deputy Chief Councilor after the election. In many urban bodies, there is a lot of money play in the name of no-confidence motion coming after two years, but now this practice will stop with the new amendment. At present, in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand, the mayor-deputy mayor is directly elected. The people of many states of South India also directly elect the mayor and deputy mayor.