Political events contesting the upcoming Ghaziabad local body elections have finalised the names of their candidates, and the campaigns have begun in earnest. In keeping with district administration data, 12 candidates are vying for the mayoral submit reserved for ladies, whereas 667 others are vying for the 100 councillor seats for the Ghaziabad municipal company.
The district will vote in the second part of Uttar Pradesh’s local body elections on Might 11. The Ghaziabad district has 9 local our bodies, one in every of which is the Ghaziabad municipal company, primarily serving the city section.
In keeping with official data, 1,837 candidates are vying for the assorted positions of mayor/chairpersons and councillors/members for the company, 4 nagar palikas of Loni, Modinagar, Muradnagar, and Khoda, and 4 nagar panchayats of Patla, Niwari, Faridnagar, and Dasna.
Other than the company seats, 37 candidates are operating for chairperson seats, and 848 are operating for member seats in 4 nagar palikas. Equally, 58 candidates are operating for chairperson seats, and 215 are for member seats in 4 nagar panchayats.
“Our marketing campaign is in full swing, and we’ve fielded 171 candidates for the 294 councillor/member seats in the 9 local our bodies. Candidates for the company’s 75 councillor seats and one mayoral candidate are amongst them. We’ve got requested our candidates to give attention to points affecting residents, such as sewage overflow, waterlogging, corruption, and unhealthy roads. If we win, we are going to halve the home tax and remove the water tax,” stated Sachin Sharma, district president of the Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP).
Janki Bisht, the AAP mayoral candidate, has opened her election workplace in Patel Nagar, whereas the opposite candidates have opened their workplaces in their respective wards. The Congress mayoral candidate, Pushpa Rawar, has opened an workplace close to the New Bus Adda Metro station and begun campaigning in numerous wards.
“In complete, we’re operating for 80 councillor seats in the company, in addition to our mayoral candidate. The get together has directed candidates to give attention to points such as corruption, air pollution, unhealthy roads, poor sewage and drainage system, and points such as training and healthcare enchancment. We had multiple eligible candidate in a number of wards. In consequence, the get together determined to not discipline one, fearing infighting. In consequence, solely 80 of the 100 councillor seats might be contested by our candidates,” stated Ashutosh Gupta, spokesperson for the Congress’s metropolis unit.
The Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) office-bearers stated they’d fielded 294 candidates in as many wards of the 9 local our bodies, together with 100 candidates for the company’s 100 wards.
“Our agenda, ‘Sankalp Patra,’ for the local body election is being finalised and launched quickly. Sunita Dayal, our mayoral candidate, has opened an workplace at RDC Raj Nagar and is campaigning in numerous wards and assembly folks. We’re additionally contesting all units of mayor/chairperson of the 9 local our bodies,” stated Sanjeev Sharma, the BJP’s metropolis president.
In keeping with district election officers, 34 completely different flying squads and ten static groups are working in two 12-hour shifts to maintain monitor of election expenditure and voter enticement by means of the distribution of cash or liquor, which can consequence in a ballot code violation.
“All the groups are working in two shifts around the clock. They’ve additionally been directed to maintain monitor of the variety of permissible autos and to gather knowledge on the assorted election expenditures incurred by candidates throughout their campaigns. The marketing campaign will conclude on Might 9 at 6pm. Candidates are instructed to acquire permission earlier than holding public rallies or highway exhibits. Nonetheless, there is no such thing as a want for permission if the candidates exit into the communities and meet with the general public by means of door-to-door campaigns,” stated Vipin Kumar, further district Justice of the Peace and nodal officer for local our bodies.