After the order of the Patna High Court, regarding the municipal elections to be held in Bihar, the State Election Commission Bihar has issued an order and postponed the election till the next date. On Tuesday, the Patna High Court made an important comment on the issue of reservation on the municipal elections to be held in the state. The Patna High Court had said in its order that the Bihar government and the State Election Commission have not followed the order of the Supreme Court regarding reservation for the backwards in the process of this election.
The Patna High Court had expressed displeasure in this decision on the State Election Commission. After this, the State Election Commission Bihar has amended the process of municipal general elections in the light of the order. The Secretary, State Election Commission, Bihar, has said in a letter sent to all the District Officers cum District Election Officers that the first phase of polling on October 10 and the second phase on October 20 is immediately postponed. The next date of polling will be intimated further.
According to the latest update, elections can be conducted by terming the most backward seats as normal, but in this process, it is not possible to hold elections on the date of polling already announced. It is to be known that in Bihar, the State Election Commission was conducting the municipal elections. A petition was filed in the Patna High Court regarding the reservation for the backwards in the civic elections. The hearing on this petition was completed on September 29.
MCQ based on the above Current Affairs
Q1.) Which election that was going to be held in the month of October 2022 in Bihar has been postponed?
a. Bihar Assembly Elections b. Bihar Municipal Elections
c. Bihar Panchayat Elections d. None of these
Q2.) Who conducts the Municipal Elections in the State?
a. Election Commission of India b. State Election Commission
c. Subordinate Election Commission d. None/ More than one.
Q3.) Who conducts Panchayat Elections in the state?
a. Election Commission of India b. Gram Sabha Commission
c. State Election Commission d. None of these
Q3.) Which article of the Indian Constitution deals with the Election of Municipalities?
a. Article 243G b. Article 243H
c. Article 243J d. Articles 243K
Q4.) Which Article of Indian Constitution deals with Panchayat Elections?
a. Article 242G b. Article 243K
c. Article 242K d. Article 244I
Q5.) Which amendment of the Indian Constitution deals with the Urban Local Bodies?
a. 71st Constitutional Amendment of 1992
b. 72nd Constitutional Amendment of 1992
c. 73rd Constitutional Amendment of 1992
d. 74th Constitutional Amendment of 1992