BMC elections 2022 to be postponed?

by Web Desk | Published: 24 Nov 2021

Mumbai: BMC elections 2022 to be postponed?
Speculations are being made of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections 2022 to be postponed as fresh exercise is still have to be taken by the Brihanmumbai Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to remap its wards. The wards are to be remapped from Northwest to Southeast of Mumbai city.
 
This remapping had to be done as the state cabinet came up with a declaration of increasing the number of wards to 236 from 229. These reasons somehow tend people to speculate that the approaching Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections 2022 are to be postponed from February to April or May. 
 
While talking to a senior Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) minister he stated that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) simply can not add nine wards in the delimitation exercise which it has completed recently, but will have to revise it. It will have to conduct a fresh exercise after receiving directions from the State Election Commission (SEC). 
 
And this process can only be laid out after the state government issues an ordinance on an increase in the number of wards as the state legislative session is not underway. The possibility of postponement of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections 2022 by at least two to three months is very high. 
 
With this, there is a fun fact, that Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government that consists of Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have set out their poll strategies but not decided yet whether they are going to fight the approaching Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections jointly or separately. 
 
The Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has urged its party leaders to focus on their tradition that is Marathi Manoos to keep the position intact among its voters, with also not forgetting Non-Marathi citizens, so that it can take against its exact opposition that is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a tie-up with the Shiv Sena to increase its presence in Mumbai.