BMC Elections 2022: Civic Body Begins Receiving Recommendations, Objections On Redrawn Wards

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Nearly 10 days after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) published its 236 draft ward boundaries, it has received 110 recommendations and suggestions till Thursday, February 10, stated reports.

Based on accounts, the draft map was released on February 1 for the upcoming BMC elections wherein the electoral seats rose from 227 to 236. The nine seats have risen in the island city as well as the eastern and western suburbs.

However, officials have been quoted by narratives elaborating on how they anticipate the number of suggestions to rise as the deadline nears on February 14. Reports are also doing the rounds that plans are underway for a lottery for the reservation of electoral seats to be held prior to March 10.

According to the report, Suresh Kakani, the additional municipal commissioner elucidated that all the received recommendations, as well as objections, will be assessed and put before the state elections commission on February 16.

It has been reported that the last date for the hearing of the recommendations and objections received by the state election commission will be on February 26. Post this, by March 2 the final list of the ward boundaries is anticipated to be published.

Upon this, the lottery for the reservation of seats will be undertaken. While this process is anticipated to be completed by March 10, BMC elections are anticipated to be held in April. On the other hand, officials have asked to make arrangements to increase the number of polling booths keeping COVID-19 protocols in mind.

Since the term of the present corporators ends on March 8, the state government has accorded its sanction to an administrator by amending the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888.

Also Read: BMC Elections 2022: Ahead Of Polls, Mumbai Adds 1.4 Lakh Voters



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