Nagpur: A delegation of Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Tuesday met the Municipal Commissioner Ashwin Mudgal and submitted a memorandum to State Election Commission (SEC) demanding bye-poll to all four seats of Prabhag 35. Recently, the SEC had issued a notification on July 25, 2017 for bye-poll to a Prabhag 35A seat to be held in the month of October. The bye-poll is necessitated due death of the newly elected Corporator Nilesh Kumbhare on April 10, 2017. The AAP delegation, led by Jammu Anand, demanded the SEC to hold bye-polls to all four seats of Prabhag 35.
The other members of the delegation include Chandrashekhar Parad, Arif Dosani, Ravikant Wagh, Karan Shahu,Atish Taywade, Sanjay Sharma, Adv Sanjay Jaiswal, Ajay Shahu, Rahul Wasamwar, Anil Sharma and Amitabh daral.
The general elections of Nagpur Municipal Corporation were held on February 21, 2017 and results were declared on February 23. The elections were conducted on the basis Prabhag system. A total of 38 Prabhags were carved out. 37 Prabhags comprised of four-member wards and one Prabhag has a three-member wards. Total 151 Corporators were elected on the basis of Prabhag system.
The AAP delegation raised some serious questions on the notification issued by SEC for the bye-poll. The party said that if the bye-poll is being held for one-fourth member of the Prabhag then why should not the population of the Prabhag assumed as one-fourth? Since the Prabhag was carved out on the basis of four-member wards and also on the basis of 60,000 population. Now if the bye-poll is to be held for one member of the Prabhag will the population remain same? If the population is maintained then it will amount to injustice to the contesting candidates. Putting forward this logic, the AAP delegation has demanded the SEC to hold bye-poll for all the four seats of Prabhag 35.