Money and muscle power rule MCD polls
A report by Association of Democratic Reforms on Saturday disclosed that out of 1,336 candidates analyzed, 139 (10 per cent) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. In 2017 MCD elections, out of 2315 candidates analysed, 173 (7 per cent) had declared criminal cases against themselves. In these MCD polls, 76 (6 per cent) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves while in 2017 MCD elections, 116 (5 per cent) candidates had declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
MCD elections: Polling from 8 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Dec 4: SEC
The total number of MCD wards has been reduced from 272 to 250 this year, with 42 seats reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates. Three major parties -- the Aam Aadmi Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, and the Congress -- will go up against each other in the upcoming civic elections.
With BSP, Cong opting out, all eyes on Dalit votes in Mainpuri bypoll
The contest in Mainpuri, considered to be an SP bastion, is between Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav and the BJP's Raghunath Shakya. Mulayam Singh had first contested from Mainpuri seat in 1996 and won. Since then, the seat has remained with the SP. According to the political pundits, the elections of Mainpuri were fought on the basis of caste only. This is reason why apart from the issues or wave in the byelection, both SP and BJP are eyeing the caste equations.
Tussle for India's largest urban local body will set the tone for 2024 in Delhi
However, the issues of sanitation and primary education that come under the Municipal Corporation have surfaced at regular intervals before the civic elections as despite a sizable amount sanctioned for these sectors in the financial year 2022-23, the situation on the ground has remained the same for years. The allocation for sanitation stands at Rs 4,153.28 crore which is 27.19 per cent of the total budget, while Rs 2,632.78 crore was sanctioned for education in the Financial Year 2022-2023.
People of Munugode upheld Telangana's self-respect: KTR
K.T. Rama Rao said people of Munugode have given befitting reply to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who out of their "arrogance" imposed a by-election. Rama Rao was addressing a news conference after the TRS won the bitterly contested by-election, defeating BJP by a margin of over 10,000 votes. The TRS leader said though Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy was the face of BJP, it was Amit Shah and Narendra Modi who were running the show from behind.
BJP wins 4 seats, Cong draws blank in bypolls across 6 states
While the BJP bagged four seats, the RJD, TRS, and Udhhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena faction won one seat each. BJP retained Uttar Pradesh's Gola Gokarannath seat, Bihar's Gopalganj and Odisha's Dhamnagar seats. It also added Haryana's Adampur seat to its tally, which it wrested from the Congress. Congress also lost Telangana's Munugode seat to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
EC announces by-poll schedule for 1 Parliamentary, 5 Assembly seats
As per the Commission's schedule, the by-polls will be held on December 5 and the results will be declared on December 8. The Assembly seats are Padampur (Odisha), Sardarshahar (Rajasthan), Kurhani (Bihar), Bhanupratappur (Chhattisgarh) and Rampur (Uttar Pradesh). The Parliamentary seat is Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh). According to the poll panel, the last date of nominations for these byelections is November 17.
Delhi MCD polls: Voting on Dec 4, results on Dec 7
With the announcement of the Delhi civic polls, the Model Code of Conduct has come into force in the national capital. "The notification for the civic body poll will be issued on November 7. The last day for filing the nomination is November 14 and the scrutiny of the nomination will be held on November 16. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is November 19," Delhi State Election Commisioner Vijay Dev said.