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SC for Bengaluru civic body polls in three months

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Karnataka government to conduct elections to the Bengaluru civic body within three months.

Setting aside the Karnataka HC’s April 24 ruling, which ordered that the polls be held in six months (by October), the Apex Court told the state election commission to conduct elections in 198 civic wards across the city by July 18, as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) was superseded on April 18, four days before its five-year term was to lapse. 

The ruling came on petitions filed by the state election commission, NGO Namma Bengaluru Foundation, two former BJP corporators. 


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