Punjab Announces Dates for Municipal Councils and Municipal Panchayats Elections

Rozana Spokesman  | Amanat Thaper

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Punjab Gears Up for Grassroots Democracy: Municipal Councils and Municipal Panchayats Elections Set to Elect New Representatives


CHANDIGARH: In a significant move towards strengthening grassroots democracy, the Punjab government has announced the schedule for the elections of Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats. Citizens of the state will head to the polls from 1st November to 15th November 2023 to elect representatives for 39 councils and Nagar Panchayats. Additionally, the green signal has been given for by-elections in 27 wards, as ordered by the Governor of Punjab. The State Election Commission will now take further action to oversee the electoral process.

With the declaration of election dates, political fervor is set to grip the state as parties gear up for intense campaigns to woo the voters. The elections at the grassroots level play a crucial role in shaping the administration and addressing the concerns of local communities.

The announcement of by-elections in 27 wards comes as an opportunity for residents of these specific areas to choose their representatives, filling the vacant seats in their respective councils and Nagar Panchayats.

As the State Election Commission takes charge of the electoral process, preparations for smooth and fair voting are underway. Measures will be put in place to ensure the conduct of free and fair elections, providing citizens with the opportunity to exercise their democratic right and have their voices heard.