The BMC will not hold a hearing on the suggestions and objections received regarding the ward reservation lottery. According to a civic officer, a report will be prepared after considering suggestions and objections in accordance with the State Election Commission's (SEC) guidelines. He stated that after the BMC
commissioner's approval, this report will be published in the official gazette.
Following the SEC's directive, the BMC began the ward reservation lottery process on May 30, with 118 wards reserved for women candidates, 15 seats reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, and two reserved for Scheduled Tribes. Eight seats will be reserved for SC women candidates and one for ST women candidates out of the total of 15. The administration received a total of 232 suggestions and objections from the general public.
"As per the guidelines given by the SEC, every Municipal Commissioner in the state will have to examine suggestions and objections at his level," said Deputy Municipal Commissioner Sanjog Kabre, who is leading the process under the supervision of BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal. As a result, we are investigating each suggestion and objection and issuing a decision. It will be published on Monday after the commissioner's approval."
party corporator and BMC opposition leader Ravi Raja stated, "We have not been summoned for a hearing." We've been told that the report will be published directly on Monday. We will appeal to the Supreme Court. They should have held a hearing on suggestions and objections, but the BMC is doing what they want."