Bengaluru gets 45 new wards as Karnataka notifies draft delimitation report
Karnataka’s urban development department has published the draft ward delimitation report for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.
The number of wards in the Bengaluru city limits has increased from 198 to 243. The department has given the public 15 days to file their objections to the proposed delimitation of wards.
The report was published on Thursday even as an eight-week deadline set by the Supreme Court to complete two key formalities that are holding back elections to the municipal corporation is approaching fast. The civic body has been without an elected council since September 2020. The notification is expected to pave the way for holding the elections by early October. The apex court has scheduled the next hearing for July 22.
The draft report can be viewed at http://bbmpdelimitation2022.com, where details are available of the previous wards as well as new wards.
According to the draft report, the Bommanahalli and Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly constituencies now have 14 wards each. Earlier, Rajarajeshwari Nagar had nine wards and Bommanahalli eight. Both constituencies are represented by the ruling BJP.
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