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Bangalore: Elections for local bodies to be held on March 7

Bangalore: Elections for local bodies to be held on March 7

Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore (DV)

Bangalore, Feb 15: State election commissioner C R Chikamatt has announced that the election for local bodies across the state will be held on March 7.

"According to the notice, all local body elections will held on March 7 in seven of the city corporations which are Davangere, Bellary, Gulbarga, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum and Hubli-Dharwad; 43 city municipal councils, 65 town municipal council, 93 town panchayats and a total of 208 city local bodies. The Supreme Court has sent an order to hold the elections in accordance with the Constitution," said CR Chikamatt.

He also added that the election code of conduct will be implemented from the morning of February 15. On February 16, all deputy commissioners of particular districts will issue the notice; and February 23 will be the last date to submit nominations. On February 25 the nomination verification will be conducted, and on March 7 at 7 am till 5 pm the election will be held and in required venues on March 9 re-elections will be held. On March 11 from 8 am, the counting will be held in taluks.

The elections will be conducted with electronic ballot machines. "The state election commission possesses 40,000 electronic voting machines. BELN experts have examined these electronic ballot machines. In 4,976 wards, 10,842 polling booths, 8,532,931 voters will cast their rights," he said.

Mangalore City Corporation will also conduct its elections on March 7 for 60 wards. This time, women will get a  50% reservation in elections. A special committee will be formed headed by the deputy commissioner, with the police commissioner the superintendent of police as members. Altogether, 3,12,579 voters will be casting their votes.

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  • Jacintha, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    One of the congress corporator was trying to loot our property .. It is nothing but day light robbery. Think well before you vote.

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  • Ramchandra Kini, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    The BJP Corporators have done nothing for Mangalore. Forget, they did not want their own RSS comrade to become the MAYOR and played dirty politics. This is their ulterior motive. So elect the Congress.

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  • Pradeep D'souza, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 15 2013


    Don't you think you are making fun of yourself by assuming congress will win next election?

    I personally feel both congress and BJP have equal chance.

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    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    A class test rather main exam.I think local issue will play role in this election.Mangalore (MCC)should go to non BJP ruling because to get maximum aide from the State Govt after May 2013.

    BJP govt got beating from SC on the issue of Local body elections as it it gets in vital issues in every interval from SC due non experience in ruling the state!!This time women will get 50% reservation so the scenario could not be anticipated.I think For all major parties test water but certainly not mandate to particular party.MANGALORE(MCC)should go to non BJP because they can't manage affairs even in the party level..See even after convincing majority in MCC they can't make it to the MAYORAL POST!!!!

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