Madhya Pradesh municipal elections take place for final phase amid heightened security

Madhya Pradesh Urban Corps Election: Voting for the second and final phase of the 2022 Madhya Pradesh municipal elections took place on Wednesday under strict security measures. Polling took place in five municipal corporations, 40 municipal councils and 169 Nagar Parishads in 43 districts. About 6,829 polling centers were set up in the second phase of local elections in Madhya Pradesh. The first phase of municipal elections in Madhya Pradesh took place on July 6. The counting will take place on July 17 and 18.Also Read – Madhya Pradesh Urban Corps Election 2022: Voting for the first phase underway in 44 districts, 32% turnout recorded so far

Madhya Pradesh Urban Corps Election – Key Developments

  • Madhya Pradesh City Corps Election: The final phase of Madhya Pradesh municipal elections was held in 43 districts with heavy security measures.
  • In the first phase of municipal elections in Madhya Pradesh, 61% of the votes were cast, of which Ratlam, Devas and Agar Malwa recorded more than 80% of the votes, while Bhopal recorded only 51%, and Indore won registered 76% and Ujjain 76.60% of the votes.
  • Earlier, the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh blamed the State Election Commission (SEC) for low voter turnout especially in Bhopal in the first phase of the municipal elections. BJP leaders said that due to lax ballot distribution by Cabin Level Officers (BLOs), many people were unable to exercise their right to vote.
  • On July 7, a delegation of BJP bureau members met with SEC Commissioner Basant Pratap Singh to express their resentment against the polling body over the low percentage of votes in Bhopal. The delegation handed over a memorandum complaining about the commission’s lack of awareness which they say led voters to encounter problems during the ballot.

In short: Voting for the second and final phase of Madhya Pradesh’s municipal elections is being held on Wednesday July 13 under strict security measures.

Melissa C. Keyes