Voting was scheduled in January-February for the multi-phase elections to gram panchayats and the process of filing nominations for the first and second phases had started from December 13.
On the basis of this ordinance, the panchayat election process was started as per the delimitation and reservation rotation of 2014.
The ordinance said that any elected member of the three-tier panchayati raj institutions (PRI) will be disqualified if he/she has not furnished an affidavit containing particulars relating to his criminal antecedents, assets and liabilities and educational qualification at the time of filing of nomination.
The elections to the posts of deputy pramukh in four zila parishads and deputy pradhans in 30 panchayat samitis were held on Friday.
BJP state president Satish Poonia too hailed the result saying that it was a splendid performance by any opposition party in the Panchayati Raj elections in the state’s history.
The development comes after the Supreme Court decided to strike down the recent 27 percent reservation in favour of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local bodies made by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh governments.
Earlier, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Narottam Mishra said the government will present several bills, including Madhya Pradesh Damage to Public and Private Property Recovery Bill 2021, in the Assembly during this session.
The BJD’s move comes barely three days after a delegation of the party MPs met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and sought a legislation to raise quota for OBCs in the state.
The Uttar Pradesh Prathamik Shikshak Sangh had released a list of 1,621 primary schoolteachers and other staff, claiming that they died after contracting COVID-19 while performing election duty between April 15 and May 5.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday congratulated social worker Gita Devi who won the polls to become the block panchayat head from Prayagpur.
The observation was made by a two-judge bench comprising Justice Siddharth Verma and Justice Ajit Kumar while hearing a Public Interest Litigation on the spread of the pandemic in UP.
The SC has also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to impose a curfew in the state from Sunday till Tuesday during the counting of votes
Two men arrested for the murder, a sub-inspector of police suspended
After the death of the elected panchayat pradhan, Bano Begum had become the interim panchayat head.
As Himachal Pradesh began the first phase of its panchayat polls, a voter turnout of 70 per cent was recorded
Even BJP national President JP Nadda's native panchayat has chosen its representative through a consensus.
As many as 2,22,814 candidates contested the panchayat election whereas 8,074 candidates were elected unopposed.
There are 1,05,431 candidates in the fray for 39,378 seats
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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