Maharashtra Local Body Elections: Seats reserved for OBCs have been shifted to General Category and voting will take place on January 18.

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Mumbai

Published by: Abhishek Dixit
Friday, 17 December 2021 10:28 PM Updated to IST

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State Election Commissioner UPS Madan said in a statement that elections for general, Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) seats in these local bodies would be held on December 21 as scheduled.

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The Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) on Friday said that other backward class (OBC) seats in local bodies have been converted into general category seats and elections will be held on January 18. Elections for these seats are first scheduled for December 21. The statement came two days after the Supreme Court’s verdict.

State Election Commissioner UPS Madan said in a statement that elections for general, Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) seats in these local bodies would be held on December 21 as scheduled. He said the seats previously reserved for OBC candidates would now go to polls under the general category and the votes would be counted on January 19. The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra SEC to declare 27 per cent of the seats in local bodies reserved for OBCs as general category.

The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra SEC to declare 27 per cent of the seats in local bodies reserved for OBCs as general category. The statement came two days after a Supreme Court order. On December 6, the apex court clarified that the local body elections reserved for OBCs in Maharashtra would be suspended till December 6 and the election process for other seats would continue till further orders.

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The Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) on Friday said that other backward class (OBC) seats in local bodies have been converted into general category seats and elections will be held on January 18. Elections for these seats are first scheduled for December 21. The statement came two days after the Supreme Court’s verdict.

State Election Commissioner UPS Madan said in a statement that elections for general, Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) seats in these local bodies would be held on December 21 as scheduled. He said the seats previously reserved for OBC candidates would now go to polls under the general category and the votes would be counted on January 19. The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra SEC to declare 27 per cent of the seats in local bodies reserved for OBCs as general category.

The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra SEC to declare 27 per cent of the seats in local bodies reserved for OBCs as general category. The statement came two days after a Supreme Court order. On December 6, the apex court clarified that the local body elections reserved for OBCs in Maharashtra would be suspended till December 6 and the election process for other seats would continue till further orders.

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