Notification for UP urban local bodies poll issued

Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 18:37

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Election Commission on Friday issued notification for elections in all urban local bodies in the state, excluding those covered under Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency.

The process will be held in four phases and notification for the first phase of local body polls will be issued tomorrow, State Election Commissioner S K Agarwal told reporters here.

He said since polling for by-election for Kannuaj Lok Sabha seat is scheduled to be held on June 24, notification for local bodies under Ramabainagar and Auraiya districts in the constituency would be issued later.

There are 630 urban local bodies in the state, including 13 municipal corporations, 195 Nagar Palika Parishads and 423 Nagar Panchayats.
Agarwal said over three crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the local body polls.While the ruling SP has decided to contest only the mayoral election on party symbol, its main opposition BSP has already announced not to contest local body polls.

PTI



First Published: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 18:36

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