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Many BJP corporators start campaign for their female family members
9/24/2023 11:02:44 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Sept 24: After the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) announced reservation for different categories for the coming Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) elections, many BJP corporators are mounting pressure on the party leadership to give mandates to their female family members for the seats reserved for women.
Highly placed sources said that without obtaining consent from the party leadership many sitting corporators of the BJP have started campaigns for their family members on their seats.
“Party leadership has yet not taken any decision to give mendate to the female family members of sitting corporators on the seats to be reserved for women”, sources said but added that many influential corporators have already started campaigning for the coming elections.
Sources said that by starting campaign for their female family members, many influential BJP corporators have given a clear message to the party leadership that they would not accept any “outsider” in their wards.
As reported earlier, wards are to be reserved for women, SCs and STs in the municipal bodies of the UT in accordance with Section 10 A of the Jammu & Kashmir Municipal Corporation Act, 2000, and Section 11-A of the Jammu & Kashmir Municipal Act, 2000.
The wards to be notified as reserved wards for SCs, STs, women (Open category), women (SC category) and women (ST category) have been worked out on the basis of population data.
As per the notice, in the Jammu Municipal Corporation, out of its 75 wards, 25 wards are reserved for women, 10 are reserved for the SC category and two are reserved for the ST category.
Ten wards reserved for SC category include ward number 19, 29, 41, 45, 56, 57, 59, 65, 67 and 74. Out of these wards reserved for SC category, three wards viz., 29, 56 and 65 have been reserved for SC women.
Two wards reserved for ST category include 60 and 63, out of which one ward i.e., ward number 63 has been reserved for women under ST category.
21 wards reserved for women under open category include ward number 2, 5, 8, 12, 16, 18, 23, 26, 32, 36, 39, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 61, 66, 72 and 73.
In the notice, CEO spelt out six principles adopted in determining the total number of reserved wards for each municipal body - category-wise, as well as identification of specific wards to be reserved for various categories in each municipal body.
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