Maharashtra Government announces a 9-seat expansion in BMC

by Web Desk | Published: 03 Dec 2021

BMC Elections 2022
The Maharashtra State Electoral Commission (SEC) is expected to increase the number of seats in the Mumbai Civic Body, or Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), by 9 in the upcoming Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections 2022 early next year, based on choices made by the state legislative assembly.
 
The SEC has urged the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to revise its ward borders and submit a draught proposal as soon as feasible, according to a report published by the Indian Express. "We'll send a letter to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), requesting that it redesign the ward borders following the latest notification and submit a draught to us." Then we'll look at the draught and see what we can do," an SEC official said.
 
Furthermore, the official indicated that the decision will be made public for discussion, following which the plan will be implemented in its entirety. "Around 15 days would be allocated to the people." The SEC will next choose a senior officer to hear recommendations and objections and provide a report to it, which will take at least a week. The final ward formation would be finalised after that," an official was quoted by the Indian Express as saying.
 
The Uddhav Thackrey-led government decided to raise the number of members in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on November 10, and a request was delivered to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on November 16. Following the Governor's approval, the State Urban Development Agency published a notification informing the public of the decision. In the first half of next year, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), along with 9 other Municipal Corporations, will hold elections for hotly fought seats.