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Delhi: Municipal bypolls to 13 wards on May 15

delhi Updated: Apr 12, 2016 23:33 IST
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The polls will be notified on April 18, when the model code of conduct comes into force in the 13 wards. The results will be out on May 17.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

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Byelections to 13 municipal wards will be held on May 15, the Delhi State Election Commission on Tuesday. The results will be out on May 17.

The polls will be notified on April 18, when the model code of conduct comes into force in the 13 wards. Delhi has 272 wards.

A total of 2,500 officials will be deployed at 680 polling booths in the 13 wards, which is expected to cost the Delhi government `21 crore.

“The election process will begin from April 18 and go on until May 28. The candidates can file their nominations by April 25. We have already deployed mobile squads in the wards to ensure candidates follow all norms,” said Rakesh Mehta, Delhi State Election Commissioner.

The election body has decided on certain relaxations for candidates and political parties.

“The candidates will be allowed to use drums while filing nominations. The state election body will provide information on polling booths and voters,” said an election official.

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One candidate can use one drum in campaign processions. Candidates will be allowed a LED screen-mounted vehicle for promotion .

The high court had on January 29 directed the Delhi to the poll panel to conduct the byelections on all 13 vacant seats within three months.

The municipal wards had become vacant after the councillors stepped down after being elected as MLAs in the Delhi assembly.