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Delhi Municipal Polls on Dec 4, Results on Dec 7; Model Code Comes into Force Featured

  05 November 2022

The filing of nominations will begin from November 7, and the last date for the same is November 14.

New Delhi: Polling for the municipal election in Delhi will be held on December 4 while the votes will be counted on December 7, state election commissioner Vijay Dev announced on Friday, November 4.

The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes into force in the national capital from Friday itself, he said.“Voting for the municipal polls in Delhi will be held on December 4 while the results will be announced on December 7. The filing of nominations will begin from November 7 and the last date for the same is November 14,” Dev said at a press conference.

The election commissioner announced the launch of an app called ‘Dilli Nigam chunav’, the purpose of which is to allow users to lodge complaints against MCC violations. He also said that loudspeakers during canvassing can be used only from 5 am to 11 pm.There are a total of 250 wards under the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Of the 250 wards, 42 are reserved for candidates from the Schedule Caste, and 50% of all seats are reserved for women.


As on January 1, 2022, there were a little over 1.46 crore voters in Delhi. The ceiling on candidate expenditure on campaigns has been increased from Rs 5.75 lakh to Rs 8 lakh, according to NDTV.The BJP, which has been governing the civic body since 2007 in the national capital, will face off against a resurgent AAP and the Congress party this time around. 

Earlier this year, the Union government brought together three municipal corporations in Delhi into one, which is now known as the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. In the process, the number of municipal wards were reduced to 250 from 272.

 


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