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Explained: The curious case of unending delay in BBMP polls

Explained: The curious case of unending delay in BBMP polls

It has been over a year since the term of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the fourth largest municipal corporation in India, ended. Since September 10, 2020, government-appointed officials (nodal officers) have filled the boots of councilors to look after issues, development and other works at the 198 wards in Bengaluru.

The Congress has been alleging that the BJP-led government in the state is deliberately postponing the polls.

However, the BJP has defended the move stating that the reservation of wards and expansion of BBMP limits have led to the delay in conducting the BBMP polls.

The matter is currently pending in the Supreme Court and all parties are waiting for the Apex court’s verdict.

The State Election Commission, however, has said that it is ready to conduct the polls.


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