The state election commission released the final version of the 58 ward boundaries for the forthcoming municipal elections on Friday night . The district has had 32 ward boundaries changed .
Pune: The state election commission released the final version of the 58 ward boundaries for the forthcoming municipal elections on Friday night.The district has had 32 ward boundaries changed.According to the political circles, the most significant changes were made in Wanowrie, Kothrud, Kondhwa, and Khadakwasla districts, followed by Hadapsar and Wadgaonsheri.Despite the restructure, the vote base and strongholds of many former corporators would remain intact, according to a source within a political party.The wards have been restructured following a strict system of suggestion-objections, he said, and we honor it.So far, no significant improvements have been made in the final draft as compared to the preliminary draft.Now, the party has begun preparing for the next phase.The ward boundaries are being analyzed by BJPs city unit president Jagdish Mulik, who said that the NCP tried to keep the ward structure unified till the end to make it more favorable for them. We have already begun the polling process, and the BJP is confident of winning more than 100 seats in the PMC.A former BJP chief said the MVA government and its functioning cause a lot of turbulence among voters.This will be evident in the civic polls, according to a senior congressman.Our commission is examining the final draft of the wards, a senior ward official said. Whatever the outcome of our study, one thing is clear: People are dissatisfied with the BJP's tenure in the last five years, and they are looking for a reform.The congress has a strong presence in the city's core areas.We'll capitalize on it.A total of 57 wards in the PMC would have three representatives. A total of 173 members would be elected from these wards of the PMC.The preliminary draft of the ward boundaries was published in February and was open for comments and opposition until mid-February.Over 3,500 suggestions and objections were received.In the first week of March, the study was submitted to the state election commission.