Elections for 105 local body seats will be held on 31st August 2018, declared the Karnataka Election Commission. The Commission also tried to confirm from both Congress and Janta Dal (Secular) if the two parties would like to continue their ongoing alliance in the Karnataka Urban Local Body Election 2018.
The State election Commission of Karnataka came into existence in the year 1993. The state conducts three types of rural and four types of urban body elections.
Apart from conducting free and fair elections, the commission also exercises the right to disqualify the members contesting elections on the basis of delayed submission of pre-requisite documents.
As per the news, Karnataka ULB Elections will be held in two phases. This is because till now, only 105 Urban Local Body seats have completed their five year tensure.
Karnataka City Town Municipality Election 2018 Seat, Total Wards
The number 105 comprises of 29 city municipalities, 53 town municipalities and 23 town panchayats. The remaining 102 seats are yet to complete their five year duration. Karnataka Urban Local Body Election 2018 will be contested for around 2,547 ward seats.
Most of these seats are located in the northern region of Karnataka. Most of these areas are protesting against the present government; demanding a separate state for themselves.
This is mainly because the Karnataka government did not pay attention to their demands and needs in their recent state budget.
Govind Karajol, BJP’s state vice-president aims to solve this problem during fresh elections by promising to look into the matter and motivating the northern population toward its rights.
In Karnataka state assembly elections 2018, BJP is confident to win104 out of 224 assembly seats. He believes in the strength and dedication of the party. Thus, he will ensure that the popular votes go into his bag rather than in the booty of the coalition.
Congress leaders are even skeptic about the allocation of seats. According to some leaders, the party ends up giving more seats to Janta Dal (Secular) than the latter actually deserves.
Moreover, the coalition stands in danger due to the upcoming Lok Sahba Elections next year. Janta Dal is yet to decide on this matter that is whether to continue its alliance with Congress or not.
Congress state president Dinesh Rao is also quite on the matter of coalition. Both the parties need some time to come to a particular decision. At the end, the decision stands awaited and difficult to predict in Karnataka Urban Local Body Election.