The State Election Commissioner said that the central government had raised some objections, whose legal aspects we have not yet seen. We cannot declare the date of MCD election yet. We will take a few more days for this. He said that we will conduct the elections before May 18.
New Delhi: The date of elections in all the three municipal corporations in Delhi could not be announced on Wednesday evening. State Chief Election Commissioner SK Srivastava said that the central government had raised some objections, on which work has to be done.
The state election commissioner said, “The central government had raised some objections, the legal aspects of which we have not yet seen. We cannot declare the date of MCD election yet. We will take a few more days for this. However, we will get the elections done before May 18.
“We are not postponing the elections. If the municipal corporations are integrated before May 18, then we will have to assess the situation. So we need more time before we act on the legal aspect of this.
Dates were to be announced at five o'clock
Earlier it was being speculated that the dates for the elections in all the three municipal corporations of Delhi would be announced by 5 pm on Wednesday. However, the Election Commission has expressed its inability to make the announcement at the moment.
CM Kejriwal reacted
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reacted after the election date was not announced. He said BJP has run away. MCD deferred elections, conceded defeat.
He tweeted, 'BJP ran away. MCD postponed the election, and conceded defeat. Delhiites are very angry. They are saying that they have the courage not to conduct elections? Now their bail will be forfeited. In our survey, out of 272 seats, 250 seats were coming. Now more than 260 will come. But the Election Commission should not have come under the pressure of BJP.