UP Civic Polls: After SC Nod, 760 Urban Bodies Gear Up For Two-Phase Elections. Key Points

The upcoming native physique elections, or the nagar nikay chunav, in Uttar Pradesh are being thought of a semi-final earlier than the large ballot battle in 2024. The elections will happen in two phases on Could 4 and 11, with vote counting scheduled for Could 13. State election commissioner Manoj Kumar has issued a notification for the polls, and the mannequin code of conduct (MCC) has come into impact instantly.

This is all you might want to know concerning the Uttar Pradesh civic physique polls:

  • A complete of 17 municipal firms, 199 municipal councils, and 439 nagar panchayats will elect their new representatives. As many as 1,420 corporator seats, 5,327 nagar palika parishad member seats, 544 nagar panchayat chairperson seats, and seven,178 nagar panchayat member seats will likely be up for grabs. A complete of 14,684 posts within the state will likely be contested.
  • The variety of city our bodies has additionally elevated from 653 to 760 this time, in accordance with the SEC.  The brand new city our bodies consist of 1 municipal company, one municipal council and 105 nagar panchayats. There are additionally 96.33 lakh extra voters this time round as in comparison with 2017, with greater than 4.32 crore folks anticipated to train their voting rights within the civic polls.
  • As many as 37 districts underneath Lucknow metropolis, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Agra, Jhansi, Prayagraj, Devipatan, Gorakhpur, and Varanasi divisions will vote within the first part on Could 4. The second part of the polls on Could 11 will characteristic 38 districts underneath 9 different divisions — Bareilly, Kanpur, Meerut, Aligarh, Chitrakoot, Ayodhya, Basti, Azamgarh, and Mirzapur.
  • The Mannequin Code of Conduct is now in drive all through the state following the issuance of the election notification. 
  • The nomination course of for the primary part of polling will start on April 11 and proceed till April 17, with the allotment of election symbols happening on April 21. For the second part, the nomination course of will start on April 17 and proceed till April 24, with the allotment of election symbols happening on April 28.
  • The State Election Fee’s resolution to conduct the polls comes three months after the Allahabad Excessive Court docket on December 27 final 12 months invalidated the federal government’s draft notification that supplied OBC reservation within the elections. The excessive court docket had ordered the state authorities to inform the polls “instantly” because the time period of a number of municipalities was set to finish by January 31.
  • The Supreme Court docket on March 27 allowed the SEC to situation a notification with an OBC quota for the native physique polls, paving the best way to conduct the polls. 
  • The elections are anticipated to characteristic a troublesome contest between the ruling BJP and the principal Opposition, Samajwadi Celebration. Each will attempt to strengthen themselves forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
  • The city native our bodies elections are more likely to witness the participation of as many as 127 political events. Over the previous 5 years, 37 new political events have emerged compared to the earlier city native our bodies elections held in 2017. 
  • Earlier in December the SEC had launched a listing of 127 registered political events, which included 16 recognised and three non-recognised events. It had additionally named 108 events with provisional registration.

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