Maharashtra ZP Election postponed: By-elections of Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti in the state postponed Coronavirus-latest-news
EC stay on Maharashtra ZP and Panchayat Samiti Election: The state government had demanded postponement of the upcoming Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad elections following the issue of OBCs’ political reservation.
Mumbai, July 9: The second wave of corona (Coronavirus second wave) The third wave and the ‘Delta Plus’ when it has not yet fully recovered (Delta Plus variant of Corona) The process of by-elections for the vacant posts in 5 Zilla Parishads and 33 Panchayat Samitis in the state has been postponed to the present stage due to strict restrictions imposed in the state due to fears of large scale spread. (EC stays on 5 ZP and 55 panchayat samiti election) State Election Commissioner U.S. P. S. Madan did it here today.
State Election Commissioner U. P. S. Madan said, Dhule (Dhule), Nandurbar (Nandurbar), Akola (Akola), Washim (Washim) And Nagpur (Nagpur) Polling was to be held on July 19, 2021 for the by-elections in 70 constituencies in these 5 Zilla Parishads and 130 constituencies in 33 Panchayat Samitis; But on July 7, 2021, the state government had requested the State Election Commission to postpone the by-elections on the backdrop of Kovid-19.
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In view of the Supreme Court order dated July 6, 2021 and the request of the State Government, the State Election Commission had sought more information from the State Government regarding Kovid-19 and a detailed report from the District Collector. Accordingly, the commission postponed the election to the stage it is today. Therefore, the code of conduct applicable for these by-elections has also been relaxed from today. Once the situation in Kovid-19 improves, the State Election Commission will announce the completion of the remaining stages of the by-elections, he added. Madan said.