The State Election Commission has canceled the Panchayat elections to be held in three phases in Madhya Pradesh in January-February 2022. Two days ago, the MP government withdrew the ordinance passed to conduct panchayat elections in the state. After taking legal opinion, the State Election Commission reached the decision to cancel the entire Panchayat election process. State Election Commission secretary BS Jamod said that it has been decided to cancel the entire process of elections. The security deposit deposited by the candidates who have filed nominations for the first phase of elections will be returned to the candidates concerned.
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Let us inform that on December 4, the State Election Commission has released 859 posts of district panchayats in 52 districts, 6,727 posts under 313 district panchayats, sarpanches of 22,581 gram panchayats and 3,62,754 panchayat member posts in three phases (January and Notification was issued to hold elections in February. But following the Supreme Court order on OBE reservation, the commission had decided to postpone the tabulation of votes and declaration of results of panchayat elections. On December 17, the Supreme Court stayed the voting process on seats reserved for OBCs in Panchayat elections in Madhya Pradesh and re-notified these seats as general category seats.
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The stalling of the election process for OBC reserved seats with over 50% of the state’s population triggered a major political controversy in the state, with the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress blaming each other for it. In view of this, on 23 December, the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly had passed a resolution not to hold Panchayat elections without OBC reservation.
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