New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday approved the delimitation committee’s final report on redrawing the wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. The delimitation, opposed by AAP, is likely to scale up the tensions between the Centre and the state. On Monday, the delimitation committee submitted to the Centre the final report on redrawing the wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).
According to sources, the move will now pave the way for the Delhi Municipal Corporation election, the Centre is likely to direct the state election commission to initiate the poll process.
Following the delimitation exercise, the number of municipal wards in Delhi will be 250. The committee had received over 1,700 suggestions and objections to the draft report on the delimitation of wards in Delhi.
To recall, the election, initially scheduled for March was postponed, with the Centre saying it wants to unify the MCDs from three to one and also conduct delimitation to decrease the number of wards.