| Mohali |
October 17, 2020 5:42:48 am
The method of delimitation of wards for the upcoming Municipal Company (MC) elections will get some extra time. The committee fashioned for the aim has labored out all modalities. The state authorities may additionally maintain elections in December. A civic physique official instructed The Indian The Press Reporter that the plan for the delimitation was ready and the ultimate roadmap can be submitted by subsequent week, following which the method of elections will begin.
Former councillor, Kuljeet Singh Bedi, who can be a member of the committees for finalising the delimitation, mentioned that work was delayed resulting from some technical points and the ultimate report can be submitted subsequent week. The civic physique has a energy of 50 councillors. The tenure of the current home was over in April this yr, following which it was dissolved.
This time many sitting councillors is not going to be contesting the elections because the Punjab authorities has reserved 50 per cent seats for ladies candidates. Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal, the primary rival events, may area the relations of a few of their sitting councillors. The Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) too is contesting the elections in all wards. The Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP), too is contesting the elections this time.
Within the earlier elections, the SAD-BJP alliance couldn’t garner majority because it fell in need of three councillors. As a substitute, the Azad Group, led by mayor Kulwant Singh, which had separated from SAD, took the benefit and received 11 wards. Whereas Congress had received 14 wards, two impartial councillors additionally supported the Azad group following which Kulwant Singh grew to become the mayor with the assistance of Congress’ help.
Nonetheless, Kulwant Singh later joined SAD alongside along with his loyals and remained the mayor regardless of the dissent amongst SAD-BJP councillors.
At the moment Balwant Singh Ramoowalia was the halqa in-charge of Mohali constituency and he had a tiff with Kulwant Singh over the distribution of tickets
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