MCD Election: 42 Seats Reserved For Scheduled Caste, 50% Of Seats For Women Ahead Of Poll Announcement

MCD Election: 42 Seats Reserved For Scheduled Caste, 50% Of Seats For Women Ahead Of Poll Announcement

New Delhi: Delhi State Election Commission (SEC) has identified reserved seats in view of the upcoming Delhi Municipal Corporation election.

Out of the total 250 seats in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, 42 seats have been reserved for the Scheduled Caste commuinty (SC) and 50% of seats will be reserved for women. State Election Commission released a detailed list with the number of wards reserved for both categories.

With this, the State Election Commission is expected to announce the schedule for MCD polls in the national capital soon.

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Notably, the SEC earlier informed that the people whose names are mentioned in the electoral rolls revised till January 1 this year will be treated as voters in the forthcoming municipal elections.

The SEC issued a gazette notification in this regard on Wednesday. In the notification, the Commission said that the electoral rolls revised by the Chief Electoral Officers with the last date as January 1, 2022, shall be treated as the voter lists for MCD elections.

Officials said that it means that only those people who became voters till January 1, 2022, will be able to cast their vote in the upcoming MCD elections. 

Till January 1, 2022 there were around 1.48 crore voters in Delhi. 

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday issued final gazette notification for the redrawing of municipal wards in Delhi, paving the way for municipal elections. The 800-page gazette notification issued by MHA mentioned that the number of municipal wards in Delhi will now be 250. 

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Before the reunification of the municipality, there used to be 272 wards in 68 assembly segments. 

Municipal elections in the city are due since April this year. 

The BJP, which was ruling the three municipal corporations in Delhi for over a decade before their reunification, the AAP, and the Congress have already started preparation for the polls.

The MCD elections are expected to be held by the end of this year or early 2023.