Mumbai - After the allegation of goof up in the EVMs, the date for the mayoral election has also caught in controversy as the administration has decided to hold this crucial election on March 8 instead of March 9. A technical problem may arise if election is held on March 8 as the term of sitting or outgoing members will also be eligible to participate in this voting which may lead to chaos in the BMC House.
The Shiv Sena and the BJP are making claims for the post of Mumbai Mayor and it will soon be clear whose claim proves true. But ahead of this crucial election, these parties and the BMC administration has engaged in a different kind of war. The tenure of sitting (outgoing) corporators is coming to an end on March 8. Accordingly, the administration had decided to hold mayoral polls the next day, i.e. March 9. Now, the BJP has appealed the BMC bosses to hold the election on March 9 taking the election in Uttar Pradesh into account. Accordingly, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta instructed the officials to prepare for mayoral elections on March 8.
The sitting corporators whose tenures are coming to an end in the House will be the member of this House till 12 pm of March 8. If mayoral polls are held on that day, they will qualify to a part in the election. Hence, Shiv Sena group leader Trushna Vishwasrao said that Sena corporators will take part in this election if held on March 8. She strongly opposed the change in schedule for the mayoral election. On this backdrop, there may be chaos in the House between the newly elected corporators and the outgoing corporators.