New Delhi: After the State Election Fee’s determination to postpone the announcement of dates for polls of Municipal Company of Delhi (MCD), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to let the civic polls happen and mentioned that “if we drive EC to cancel elections, it weakens the election physique.”
“The Bharatiya Janata Occasion has been on the Centre for 7-8 years now. In the event that they needed to mix the three our bodies, why didn’t they do it in all these years? Why write to the EC only one hour earlier than the scheduled announcement of the dates for the MCD polls,” Kejriwal mentioned.
Forcing EC to cancel elections is unprecedented, unconstitutional and unhealthy for democracy. Press Convention | LIVE https://t.co/IPKrtfeJuK
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 11, 2022
The Centre, based on sources within the Delhi administration, has been engaged on integrating the town’s three municipal firms. In accordance with experiences, the declaration of the MCD polls has been prolonged to satisfy this declaration.
Whereas criticising the choice, Delhi CM Kejriwal mentioned, “Principal motive wasn’t the unification of all 3 MCDs. Had they wished, they’d’ve accomplished it within the final 7 yrs. The motive was to postpone polls.”
Principal motive wasn’t the unification of all 3 MCDs. Had they wished, they’d’ve accomplished it in final 7 yrs. Motive was to postpone polls…I attraction to the PM with folded arms that if we drive EC to cancel elections, it weakens it & the nation. We have to guard the nation: Delhi CM pic.twitter.com/gyytVTvWZl
— ANI (@ANI) March 11, 2022
Earlier, whereas addressing a press convention, State Election Commissioner (SEC) of Delhi, S Ok Srivastava, mentioned, “I’ve acquired some communication from the central authorities at 4.30 PM, so I’m not in a position to announce the dates proper now”.
Beforehand, the State Election Fee was scheduled to announce the dates for the MCD polls on March 9, 2022, at 5 PM.
There are 104 wards every within the North and the South Delhi Municipal Companies. The East Delhi Municipal Company has 64 wards.
(With ANI Inputs)