UP Cabinet approves change in elections to local bodies
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Last Updated: Friday, June 18, 2010, 21:51
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Friday gave its nod to proposed change in elections to municipalities and local bodies which would not be contested on party lines.

The cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Mayawati here gave its nod to UP Municipalities (election of members, corporators, chairmen and mayors) rules for conducting elections to the urban local bodies, an official release issued here said.

Before giving its assent to these rules, the government had invited suggestions and objections from the public under which eight representations were received by the Principal Secretary urban development which were taken into consideration, the release said.

With these rules coming into force the elections of members, coprporators, chairmen and mayors of urban bodies would not be contested on party lines, the release said.

It might be mentioned that various political parties including the BJP and Samajwadi Party had objected the proposed changes in the elections which they had stated were against the democratic rights of the people and an attempt to bulldoze the electoral process.

The opposition parties had alleged that the govenrment had not invited their objections and had requested the chief minister to rethink over the decision.


First Published: Friday, June 18, 2010, 21:51

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