Pune, 25th January 2023: For the last few days, the political atmosphere seems to be heating up in the Kasba Peth and Chinchwad Assembly by-elections in the Maharashtra state. A few days ago, the Commission announced the by-election on the seat left vacant due to the death of Laxman Jagtap and Mukta Tilak. A political discussion had started regarding the fact that this election should be held uncontested.
However, there is no consensus between the ruling party and the opposition. Now the Election Commission has made an important announcement and the commission has changed the dates of the by-elections in Kasba Peth and Chinchwad.
According to the announcement made earlier by the Election Commission on January 18, voting will be held on February 27 in some constituencies of Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Lakshadweep Union Territory. After that, the date of counting of votes was fixed on March 2. However, the commission changed the dates of the voting after it was pointed out that the dates of the class 12 exam and voting in Maharashtra were clashing.
The Commission has issued a circular in this regard. According to this, the notification will be issued on January 31 for the by-elections in Chinchwad Assembly Constituency and Kasba Peth Assembly Constituency in Maharashtra. After that, the deadline for submission of applications will be February 7. Applications will be scrutinized on February 8. February 10 will be the deadline for the withdrawal of applications. After that, voting will be held in these two assembly constituencies on February 16.
After this, as per the pre-planned schedule, the counting of votes will be held in these two constituencies of Maharashtra along with by-elections in other states on March 2. According to the commission’s letter, it will be mandatory to complete the voting process before March 4.