Local body polls

UP cabinet accepts report on OBC reservation in urban body polls

The UP government is likely to present the report before the Supreme Court within the next two days following an approval from the state cabinet.

published on : 10th March 2023

Yogi Adityanath welcomes Supreme Court's order on UP civic body polls

The UP government had challenged the Allahabad High Court order blocking the OBC quota in civic polls and asking the state Election Commission to hold the polls before January 31.

published on : 4th January 2023

SC stays HC order asking UP govt to hold urban local body polls without OBC quota

The apex court directed that a panel appointed by the state government will have to decide the OBC quota-related issues for the local bodies poll by March 31, 2023.

published on : 4th January 2023

Yogi govt seeks SC stay on Allahabad High Court order on OBC poll quota

The HC’s December 27 order had come in batch of pleas that had challenged state government’s December 5 draft notification for providing proposed reservation for OBCs in civic elections.

published on : 30th December 2022

UP government moves SC against HCs order to conduct local body polls without OBC quota 

Allahabad HC’s December 27 order had come in batch of pleas that had challenged state government’s December 5 draft notification for providing proposed reservation for OBCs in civic elections.

published on : 29th December 2022

UP: Urban local body polls only after reservation to OBCs, says CM Yogi

CM Yogi said the authorities were going through the High Court order in detail and the state government would consider all the legal aspects associated with it.

published on : 27th December 2022

Allahabad High Court reserves order over OBC quota issue in UP urban local bodies

The common refrain of the petitioners was that the state government had reserved four of the 17 mayoral seats for OBC without following the triple test norm.

published on : 24th December 2022

Jolt to BJP in Haryana local body polls, Independents win most seats

The Congress and the BJP’s ally, Jannayak Janata Party, did not contest these elections on their party symbols.

published on : 29th November 2022

Heir apparent: Maharashtra Congress leaders use yatra to ‘groom’ their children

The yatra started in Nanded district’s Deglur town where former chief minister Ashok Chavan prodded his daughter Shreejaya to walk with Rahul in her home district.

published on : 17th November 2022

LSG bypoll: LDF, UDF bag 9 seats apiece; BJP and Independent get 1 each

LDF and UDF won nine seats each in the byelection to 20 local body wards held on Thursday.

published on : 23rd July 2022

AAP targets local body polls to expand reach in Uttar Pradesh

AAP has been contesting elections in UP, including the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, and had also tried its luck by fighting its first local body elections in 2017.

published on : 26th June 2022

Local body bypoll in 10 Kerala districts on July 21

The local bodies include a district panchayat division, two block panchayat divisions, four municipal council wards and 13 grama panchayat wards.

published on : 24th June 2022

Regional, caste, community mix in Naveen Patnaik’s Rajya Sabha seat choice

Naveen’s choice of candidates reflects a careful mix of representation from OBC, women, tribal and minority communities.

published on : 30th May 2022

Congress gears up for municipal elections in Uttar Pradesh

The party will launch a digital membership drive with an aim to reach 1.5 crore people through it, Krishnakant Pandey said. "The party has identified seven zones in UP for the elections," Pandey said.

published on : 23rd May 2022

No local body polls without fixing OBC reservation

Govt side-steps SC order on holding elections; panel to give report on political status of OBCs   

published on : 13th May 2022

Local bodies polls: Use ballot boxes, not EVMs, says Mumbai Congress chief in letter to Maharashtra CM

Upcoming local bodies polls in Maharashtra should be conducted using ballot boxes and not EVMs, Mumbai Congress president Bhai Jagtap said.

published on : 6th May 2022

First phase elections to primary co-op societies to be held on June 19, 26

As the government has allowed all activities to open up due to the fall in the number of fresh Covid cases, a process has been started for cooperative elections.

published on : 5th April 2022

BJP to go it alone in Puducherry local body polls

The BJP with its ally All India NR Congress (AINRC)  in NDA is in power in Puducherry and it had contested the last assembly election together with AINRC and AIADMK.

published on : 27th March 2022

Bommai chairs all-party meet on quota in Karnataka local body polls

Reservation will be as per SC order, final decision later this month 

published on : 24th March 2022

No legal barriers against holding UT civic elections: SEC

The SEC is planning to hold the polls by end of April, considering the public examinations for Class X and XII students to be conducted in May.

published on : 18th March 2022
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