Bengaluru: The date for the 63 local bodies’ election in the state was rolled out by the State Election Commissioner P N Srinivasachari, here on Wednesday, May 2.
The election will be held on May 29, in which the Congress and Janata Dal (S) coalition have decided to fight them together.
Speaking to media, Srinivasachari said that as the Kundagol Assembly constituency will be going for by-elections, the Taluk Panchayat poll will not be held here.
He said that already in the first phase of polling in August 2018, 109 cities had faced the local body elections and in the second phase, 103 were about to go for it. Srinivasachari said that based on division of constituencies and reservation seats in the wards, several cases had been filed in the High Court of Karnataka concerning the 39 local bodies.
He said, “The election model code of conduct will be in place with immediate effect and continue till May 31. Also we have made arrangements to vote for None of the Above (NOTA).”
By-elections, Gram Panchayat elections and disqualification of candidates
Sagaipur, Kaveripur under the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP), Ward No. 22 of Tumakuru Mahanagara Palike, Ward 26 of Hebbagodi Municipal Corporation, and Ward No. 2 of Mugalkhod Taluk Panchayat, will be facing the by-elections, as the ward members had recently died.
In eight Taluk Panchayats, candidates will be battling for 10 seats and in Gram Panchayat, candidates will be contesting for 202 seats.
Sale of liquor in such areas is completely banned, as the election model code of conduct will be in place.
Srinvasachari said that around 26 candidates for Zilla, Taluk and Gram Panchayat’s membership, have been rejected, based on the declaration of assets.