Chief Commissioner Tushar Giri Nath has sent BBMP wards delimitation draft to Urban Development Department
Final draft will be published after obtaining nod from Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai
Indicative of the seriousness with which the Karnataka government is making preparations for the long-delayed BBMP elections, BBMP Chief Commissioner Tushar Giri Nath has officially signed the 243-ward delimitation draft, and on Tuesday sent the draft to the Urban Development Departments’ Additional Chief Secretary Rakesh Singh.
The final draft will be published by the UDD after obtaining a nod from Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, as the CM is in charge of Bengaluru’s development.
Based on 2011 census
Giri Nath told TheBengaluruLive that the delimitation exercise has been completed as per the 2011 census by distributing Bengaluru’s population as equitably as possible among 243 wards.
SC hearing on July 22
The Supreme Court, which is hearing the BBMP elections-related petition, has listed the next hearing for July 22. The Karnataka government has given an undertaking that it will complete the delimitation process and ward reservations by providing 50% reservation for Other Backward Classes within 6 weeks.
As per initial information available, if all goes as per the current schedule, the BBMP elections may be held during the first week of September.