The five municipal corporations for which elections are scheduled are Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, and Phagwara.
Punjab : The upcoming municipal elections in Punjab have gained significant attention as the State Government has formally requested the Election Commission to conduct these elections in the five municipal corporations of Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Patiala, and Phagwara by November 15. Governor Banwarilal Purohit has endorsed this decision.
The Punjab Government has been diligently preparing for these elections, expediting the process of ward delimitation since August. Furthermore, elections in the Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayats across the state have been greenlit, with the election window set from November 1 to 15. The Governor has also approved holding by-elections in 27 wards of 39 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats.
Elections for the 39 municipal councils and nagar panchayats in Punjab are also slated to take place between November 1 and 15, as per the notification issued in August. Once the election notification is released, the State Election Commission will commence the necessary procedures to ensure the smooth conduct of the elections.
The impending Municipal Corporation elections have piqued the interest of all major political parties, especially since several municipal corporations in Punjab have completed their tenures. The ongoing process of ward delimitation in these corporations has been seeking public feedback regarding any objections or suggestions.
It’s worth noting that the Congress party has contested the ward delimitation process in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, potentially causing a delay of three months in the corporation elections. The outcome of this legal challenge will significantly impact the election schedule. As the countdown to the Municipal Corporation elections continues, Punjab remains a focal point of political activity and anticipation.