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Municipal elections 2021 will be held today with the elections of the municipal councilors of five municipalities, Kapren, Lakeri, Indergarh, Nainwa and Kapatan, including the Bundi Municipal Council Chairman. Voting will be held from 10 am to 2 pm. The counting of votes will take place immediately after the end of voting. The election for the post of vice president will be held on 8 February.
Even after manipulating the post of city council chairman in Bundi, the Congress-BJP has been fearing cross voting. There is a possibility that councilors of both the parties will reach to vote in the enclosure. A 31-councilor is needed for a magical figure of majority in a 60-councilor council. Congress has 28 councilors and BJP has 24 councilors.
Madhu Nuwal is in the fray for the post of Chairman from Congress
Madhu Nuwal is in the fray for the post of Chairman from the Congress. Madhu contested and won the councilor’s election for the first time. Husband Bhagwan Nuwal is a businessman, he was also a Talera Pradhan. He has a good hold in Congress politics. Hadauti is close to two ministers. Some local leaders have expressed dissatisfaction about Madhu Nuwal’s claim. However, now the Congress seems united after the instructions of the High Command. Then the party leaders are afraid of cross voting. This is also because some of the Congress corporators had cross-voted in favor of the BJP in the 2015 election. Despite not having a majority, the BJP had a chairman in the city council. However, this time the Congress is in a better position in the city council election. The Congress is running with a math of 32 to 35 votes.
Saroj Aggarwal is in the fray for the post of Chairman from BJP
Saroj Aggarwal is in the fray for the post of Chairman from BJP. Saroj also contested and won the councilor’s election for the first time. Husband Suresh Aggarwal is a businessman. He has been BJP city president, currently the district general minister. The MLA is close to Ashok Dogra. There are different factions of BJP in Bundi who do not miss the opportunity to knock each other out. Recently, the factionalism of BJP in the election of district head was revealed. Even after a majority, the BJP could not make its district head. The BJP’s Ekgut secured the district chief’s seat with the support of the Congress towards rebellion. The BJP was reduced to 24 seats due to insurgency in the city council elections. Some councilors are from different factions in the winning councilors. In such a situation, BJP is seen on the backfoot. Cross-voting fear is haunting them. But there is also hope that disgruntled councilors of Congress can vote in their favor.
Overall, both parties are not confident at the moment. Both parties are also afraid of cross voting inside. Along with independents, Congress-BJP dissidents also play the role of kingmaker.