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Much Awaited Delhi Civic Polls To Be Held On Dec 4

Much awaited elections for the Delhi civic body will be held on December 4 and results will be announced on December 7, said State Election Commissioner Vijay Dev on Friday.

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By: Alok Singh | NEW DELHI
Updated: November 4, 2022 20:07
State Election Commissioner Vijay Dev announced the schedule for MCD election on Friday
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Much awaited elections for the Delhi civic body will be held on December 4 and results will be announced on December 7, said State Election Commissioner Vijay Dev on Friday.

After the merger of all three corporations – South, North and East – as one Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and the delimitation of wards into 250, all three political parties – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress – were waiting for the dates of the election.

The ongoing financial crunch in all three MCDs led the central government to alter the rule and unify the MCDs as the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. It is presently being looked after by an IAS-level officer.

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Dev, while holding a press conference, said that with the announcement of dates, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has also come into force from Friday itself.

 

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“Voting will be held on December 4, and counting will take place on December 7. There are 250 wards where 1.46 voters will be able to cast their votes,” said Vijay Dev.

Out of 250 wards, 40 are reserved for SC (Schedule Caste) candidates and 50 per cent overall for female candidates.

The state election commission also announced the launch of an app – Dilli Nigam Chunav – where people can lodge complaints against election violations. The time for the voting will be 8 am to 5.30 pm.

The date for filing the nomination is November 7, the last date of filing the nomination is November 14, the scrutiny of the nomination is November 16, and the last date for withdrawal of candidates is November 19.

All three MCDs have seen the rule of the BJP for the last 15 years. AAP, which is the second largest party in the civic body, claimed to have an edge in the victory. The AAP has blamed the BJP for failing to clean the city and remove the heap of three landfill mountains in Delhi.

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