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Karnataka local body polls: HC gives 12 weeks for delimitation, reservations

  • The deadline to conduct the impending local body elections in Karnataka shifted yet again to twelve weeks after the High Court accepted the time sought by the state in the memo filed before it.
The Karnataka High Court has extended the deadline for the state government to hold the impending local body elections in the state to 12 weeks. (PTI Image)(HT_PRINT)
The Karnataka High Court has extended the deadline for the state government to hold the impending local body elections in the state to 12 weeks. (PTI Image)(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 25, 2022 10:32 AM IST
ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Karnataka CM welcomes SC order, says 'we're prepared for BBMP elections'

  • Welcoming the Supreme Court order on Friday regarding elections to the Bengaluru civic body, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the state government is prepared and would make all arrangements to conduct the polls.
The Bommai government has delayed the local body polls for nearly two years now. 
The Bommai government has delayed the local body polls for nearly two years now. 
Published on May 20, 2022 07:06 PM IST
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SC gives Karnataka an 8-week deadline to solve issues delaying BBMP polls

  • The Supreme Court said that necessary notifications regarding delimitation of wards and determining reservation percentage for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bengaluru's local administrative body, should be notified within eight weeks.
The Supreme Court previously directed all states and UTs in the country to hold their respective local body polls within 2 weeks. (HT Photo)
The Supreme Court previously directed all states and UTs in the country to hold their respective local body polls within 2 weeks. (HT Photo)
Published on May 20, 2022 06:00 PM IST
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DK Shivakumar on panchayat elections: 'Can we call ourselves a democracy...'

The Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar held the state government responsible for 'non-conduct of Panchayat elections' in the state and expressed his concerns regarding Karnataka State Election Commission's urgent petition in the HC questioning "if we can still call ourselves 'democracy'.
DK Shivakumar alleged the Karnataka government for 'non conduct of Panchayat elections' after KSEC filed an urgent petition with the High Court. (PTI)
DK Shivakumar alleged the Karnataka government for 'non conduct of Panchayat elections' after KSEC filed an urgent petition with the High Court. (PTI)
Published on May 18, 2022 04:24 PM IST
ANI | | Edited by Yamini C S

Karnataka govt has taken away our powers: Election Commission tells High Court

  • With corruption allegations levelled against several high-profile political leaders in Karnataka, it comes as no surprise that the state's election commission (SEC) is also not spared. The Karnataka SEC told High Court judges that it is unable to announce the election schedule for the impending local body polls as the State government has taken its powers away.
The Election Commission was forced to schedule the long overdue local body poll dates in Karnataka after the Supreme Court gave all states and UTs a two-week deadline last Tuesday. (File Photo)
The Election Commission was forced to schedule the long overdue local body poll dates in Karnataka after the Supreme Court gave all states and UTs a two-week deadline last Tuesday. (File Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:44 PM IST
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