The Rajasthan Congress is jubilant after its success in the recent civic poll in 50 local bodies in which the Congress was able to form its governing board in 36 of them. Now, the party is looking forward to similar success in the forthcoming elections in the remaining 90 local bodies of 20 districts.
The Rajasthan Election Commission on Tuesday reviewed the process of holding the elections in these local bodies in February next year. State election commissioner PS Mehra held a meeting with the officials for holding the elections and it is expected that the state election commission will announce the dates for the next phase of the poll by end of December.
Mehra held a virtual meeting with the collectors of the 20 districts in which the elections are to be held. The state election commission is keen to enroll all such persons who would attain the age of 18 years by January 1, 2021, to enable them to vote in the civic poll.
He stressed that the coronavirus protocol that was adopted for the panchayat and the civic poll would be enforced also for the local body elections as well.
Elections due in 20 districts in Rajasthan
Out of the 90 local bodies in which the elections would be held, one is a municipal corporation, nine are municipal councils and eighty are municipalities. Elections are due in Ajmer Municipal Corporation. Polls are also due in the districts of Banswara, Bikaner, Bundi, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Churu, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Nagaur, Pali, Rajsamand, Sikar, Tonk and Udaipur.
The total number of wards in these 20 districts is 3,035 and more than 29 lakh voters in over 5225 polling stations will use their franchise in this election.
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