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Monday, October 12, 2020

Election Commission decision: Local body elections postponed for 3 months due to Koro epidemic

Election Commission decides: Local body elections postponed for 3 months due to Koro epidemic, decision on elections after review after three months

Gujarat is scheduled to hold assembly by-elections next November. But a review of the current situation in Corona has postponed local self-government elections. The general elections of 6 Municipal Corporations, 55 Municipalities and 231 Taluka Panchayats are coming to an end in November.

 Legislative by-elections are to be held in the state but the Election Commission was also in a quandary as the panchayat election exercise would be too big. For several days now, there has been speculation that the corporation and panchayat elections will be delayed.

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The Election Commission has issued a notification in this regard and said that the decision will be taken after reviewing Corona's condition in the next three months. It may be mentioned that the general elections of Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara, Surat, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar Municipal Corporations were held in the year 2015, the term of which is coming to an end in December.

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The holding of elections was opposed by various staff unions

The state Election Commission was also preparing to hold the general elections of Palika-Panchayat in November-December when the by-elections of 8 assembly constituencies in the state are to be held on November 3. Following Koro's transition, the election was opposed by 15 different unions involved in the election process.

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