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After panchayats, Haryana sets educational qualification for municipal polls

 Haryana Cabinet has decided to amend Section 13 A of Haryana Municipal Act 1973 and Section 8 of Haryana Municipal Corporation Act 1994 to make minimum educational qualification compulsory for aspirant of contesting local body polls on the lines of Panchayat polls.

After panchayats, Haryana proposes qualifications for municipal polls

After including educational qualifications and other criteria for panchayat elections, the Haryana government on Tuesday announced that it will amend the state's Municipal Corporation Act to lay down some qualifications for contesting polls to urban local bodies.

Gujarat planning to launch e-voting facility in panchayat polls

Gujarat planning to launch e-voting facility in panchayat polls

Gujarat government is now planning to extend the e-voting facility to panchayat polls, despite the lukewarm response it got in the recent municipal polls.

Haryana government to make class 12 mandatory for municipal corporation polls?

Haryana government to make class 12 mandatory for municipal corporation polls?

After fixing the minimum educational qualification for elections to the Panchayati Raj institutions in Haryana, the Manohar Lal Khattar government is mulling making class XII qualification mandatory for contesting the municipal corporation polls in the state.

SEC deleted voters' names at behest of Guj govt, alleges Cong

Congress called for a thorough probe into the alleged "removal" of voters' names from electoral list.

TMC trying to spread 'terror' before municipal polls: Left

The Left Front Tuesday alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress was deliberately trying to create a "lawless situation" in West Bengal before the polls to municipal corporations of Bidhanagar and Asansol.

West Bengal: Parties bracing for popularity test in municipal polls

The upcoming polls to the newly- formed Asansol and Bidhannagar municipal corporations in West Bengal are set to be a test of popularity for the political parties in the state ahead of next year's Assembly elections.

I thank people of MP for reposing their trust in BJP, tweets PM Modi

Expressing his delight with the verdict of the civic polls in Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked the people for reposing their trust in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

NRIs should vote in panchayat, municipal polls: Congress

NRIs can participate in democracy in the true sense only after they are allowed to vote in grassroots elections to representative bodies like panchayat and municipalities, Congress Goa unit president Luizinho Faleiro said on Monday.

BJP demands postponement of April 25 municipal polls in West Bengal

The BJP in West Bengal on Tuesday demanded postponement of the April 25 state-wide civic body elections and also repolling in all the wards of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) which went to poll last Saturday.

CPI(M) accuses TMC of unleashing terror before municipal polls

Accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of letting loose a reign of terror in Bengal before the municipal polls, CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra today alleged the State Election Commissioner (SEC) was not acting impartially to ensure free and fair polls.

Punjab civic polls: 6 MCs to go to polls on Sunday

A total of 1,263 candidates are in the fray for the elections to six municipal corporations in Punjab to be held on Sunday in which about 7.90 lakh voters are eligible to vote.

Municipal polls to be held in January: Punjab CM Badal

 Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said SAD in alliance with BJP will register victory in municipal corporation elections which will take place in January.

Saudi Arabia allows women to participate in municipal polls

A new law that allows women in Saudi Arabia to vote and contest in municipal elections has come into force, a media report said Wednesday.

Why EC so interested in holding municipal polls, asks minister

With the State Election Commissioner Mira Pandey writing to the state government for holding municipal elections, a West Bengal minister today sought to know why the EC was so `interested` in holding it.

Municipal polls in Andhra Pradesh on March 30

Andhra Pradesh Election Commissioner P Ramakant Reddy announced the programme for elections to 10 municipal corporations and 146 municipalities in the state.

Stray clashes mar municipal polls in WB

Stray clashes and allegations of malpractices levelled by Opposition marred elections to 12 municipalities in nine West Bengal districts on Saturday.

60% votes cast in Arunachal rural, civic polls

An estimated 60 percent voters exercised their franchise for the three-tier Panchayati Raj system in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday.

Arunchal Panchayat and Municipal polls on May 16

The Panchayat and Municipal elections in Arunachal Pradesh will be held on May 16, State Election Commissioner said on Tuesday.