Maharashtra: A guard change might push down civic elections by six months

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have already announced that they would advocate for the four-ward system . The complete process of delimitation, suggestions, objections, and reservation of wards will have to be carried out again .

PUNE: Municipal law experts and political observers have predicted that the rising political uncertainty in Maharashtra could force the postponement of municipal elections by another six months.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have already announced that they would advocate for the four-ward system, rather than the three-ward system favored by the current MVA administration, besides the OBC reservations, before going to the civic elections.The complete process of delimitation, suggestions, objections, and reservation of wards will have to be carried out again, which would take at least six months, according to municipal law experts.In the next few months, many municipal boards are scheduled to hold elections.

These boards have been without elected representatives for months.Administrators are the ones who set the agendas for these cities' civic departments.MVA-led state government ruled elections that aligned with their interests.The three-ward panel is one such move, but we are against it.

The BJP has blamed the MVA government for failing to win the OBC reservation.Our party has worked hard to see it through.According to BJP spokesperson Sandeep Khardekar, we'll do the same after formatting the government.