Mumbai: Maharashtra State Election Commissioner J S Saharia on Thursday said polling for the Dhule Municipal Corporation (DMC), also known as Dhule Mahanagar Palika, 2018 election will be held on Sunday December 09, 2018.
Along with Dhule, polling will also be held on Sunday December 09, 2018 to elect the new body of Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC), Saharia said.
The term of the two civic bodies ends on December 29.
The filing of nominations will start from November 13, the last date of withdrawal is November 26 while the counting of votes will take place on December 10. The result of the election will also be declared on the same day.
The Dhule Municipal Corporation (DMC) has a population of 4,46,094 and total number of voters are 3,29,596.
In 2013, Dhule Municipal Corporation (DMC) election was held on Decemver 15, 2013 for 35 wards to elect a total of 70 councillors – two each from a ward. There were 348 polling booths, 15 of them were declared sensitive.
As per the Dhule Municipal Corporation 2013 results, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) won 34 seats in the 70-member house. Shiv-Sena won 11 seats. Its alliance partner BJP won just 03 seats whereas the Congress party won 07 seats. On the other hand, the Loksangram Party of local MLA Anil Gote could win just 01 seat.
The Independents had won on 10 seats whereas the Bahujan Samaj Party had won on 01 seat. The Samajwadi Party, which fought the election for the first time from Dhule had won 03 seats in the 2013 Dhule Municipal Corporation (DMC) elections.
A total of 16 Muslims belonging to the NCP, Congress, Samajwadi Party and independents had won in the last election. The polling percent was about 61%.
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