The urban local body elections of Tamil Nadu scheduled to be held in February 2022 will be a direct fight between coalitions led by DMK and AIADMK.
The AG said the Supreme Court had set a deadline of Jan. 27 for issuing the poll notification.
Many BJP leaders including CM Basavaraj Bommai, ministers B Sriramulu, Shashikala Jolle and Halappa Achar faced a setback as urban local bodies in their home towns were being won by the Congress
During the event, the duo, along with the cadre, took a pledge to strive for the party’s victory in the forthcoming elections to urban local bodies.
Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena said the process of reservation of seats has already been started at the district-level.
The BMC has submitted its ward delimitation and seat reservation report to the Housing and Urban Development department as part of the preparations for the Urban Local Body polls next year.
Now, the party has suspended several functionaries, including four union secretaries, two union in-charges, and the husband of one union chairperson.
In his representation, the former minister stated that CCTV cameras should be installed at all polling centres, strong rooms and counting centres.
Elections to Sambalpur and Rourkela municipal corporations will not be held because of court cases.
Cuttack-Barabati MLA Mohammad Moquim said that Odisha government has taken a step towards holding the polls after all-round criticism.
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to complete the polls to urban local bodies within four months i.e. by January 2022.
The minister said the preliminary work would take up to 20 days, after which the general public would be given 100 days to raise objections.
Three separate petitions filed by two BJP leaders and a former bureaucrat alleged that the State Election Commission, which conducts the civic polls failed in carrying out its Constitutional mandate.
Municipal Administration Minister KN Nehru on Saturday said his department has expedited works for conducting elections to urban local bodies as per the directions given by the CM.
Congress leaders, during party meetings, have accused the BJP of being hesitant to hold elections and have said that the government was trying to delay the polls.