BHUBANESWAR: As the State authorities issued gazette notification for amendments to the Odisha Municipal Act, the Opposition BJP and Congress introduced that they are going to proceed to place stress on the federal government until the city native physique (ULB) polls are held within the State.
Criticising the State authorities for delaying the city physique polls for greater than two and a half years, BJP normal secretary Prithviraj Harichandan stated that the federal government determined to challenge notification solely after a lot hue and cry.
“We are going to proceed to place stress on the federal government until the elections are held within the State,” he added.
Cuttack-Barabati MLA Mohammad Moquim stated that the State authorities has taken a step in the direction of holding the polls in spite of everything spherical criticism.
He stated that the federal government ought to begin reservation of seats in a good method. Nonetheless, BJD MLA Anant Narayan Jena knowledgeable that notification for the polls will probably be issued after the delimitation and reservation workouts are over.
Although the federal government is but to start out the delimitation train for the ULB polls, sources stated that it could contemplate holding the elections after the panchayat polls within the State or they could go for simultaneous polls in February 2022.
As per the gazette notification, the utmost restrict for reservation of seats has been stored at 50 per cent for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and backward class residents in ULBs.