Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 7
The Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress authorities has determined to carry elections to the 118 civic our bodies in the state in the third week of February.
After the nod by the CM right now to finish the election course of by February 20, a communication in this regard was despatched to the State Election Commission for a proper notification of the schedule.
It shall be for the primary time in the electoral historical past of the city native our bodies in the state that girls candidates shall be in the fray in practically 50 per cent of seats of 9 municipal companies, moreover 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats.
Brahm Mohindra, Local Government Minister, mentioned: “After approval from the Chief Minister to carry the polls by February 20, a communication is being despatched to the State Election Commission for a proper notification of dates. We are prepared for polls.”
“Earlier, the federal government had communicated to the EC to finish the method by February 13. But the federal government determined to finish the election course of by February 20 after the native authorities sought a couple of extra days following a request by DCs for extra time for conduct of elections,” mentioned a senior authorities functionary. Initially, the federal government had determined to carry the election in October 2019, however it needed to be delayed due the pandemic.