The SEC, in two separate orders, issued directions to the BMC, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Vasai-Virar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Ulhasnagar, Nashik, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Kolhapur, Solapur, Amaravati, Akola and Nagpur municipal corporations.
On what basis has the Supreme Court cleared local body elections in Madhya Pradesh? What is the legal position in the case of Maharashtra now? Why are states so keen to hold these elections — and what is the problem with collecting the OBC data?
Sources said that the party is likely to repeat Sanjay Raut for the Rajya Sabha election. For the second seat, the party has indicated to Sambhaji Chhatrapati to join it to get a nomination for the Rajya Sabha.
A source close to the development said that the proposal came up for discussion in a cabinet meeting held last month and a senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) minister raised an objection to the proposal.
While the MVA government has appointed a commission for preparing a report, it also got a legislation passed by the Assembly during the winter session in December last year to provide up to 27 per cent reservation to the OBCs in the local bodies.
In the meeting, the government decided to explore all possible legal options to ensure quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in the upcoming local body polls, including elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said sources.
Mumbai Covid-19 update: The city also continued to record more than half of the state’s new coronavirus infections. On Tuesday, across Maharashtra, 153 cases were recorded, out of which Mumbai accounted for 66 per cent of the cases.
While Sharad Pawar has been vociferous in denying any role in the day-to-day functioning of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, the 83-year-old Maratha stalwart remains the fulcrum of this coalition government.
Days after the Maharashtra government passed a bill taking over the powers to redraw ward boundaries, the State Election Commission (SEC) has written a letter to the state government, asking it to initiate the process of drafting the ward boundaries of local bodies which are overdue for elections.
Following the meeting between the CM and Walse-Patil, Raut said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government would not take any action out of political vengeance, as it was being done by the central investigative agencies.