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PMC polls: Lottery today to decide reservation of seats for women

As many as 87 seats (50%) of the total 173 seats in the civic body are reserved for women as per a state government law pertaining to local bodies.

The state election commission had earlier issued notification to 12 civic bodies, including PMC, to hold the lottery for deciding the reservation of seats without including the Other Backward Class (OBC) category. Thus, the exercise would include fixing reservation for seats under Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST) category as well, but probable candidates will set their eyes more on the lottery for reservation for women in electoral seats considering 87 seats (50%) of the total 173 are reserved for women as per a state government law pertaining to local bodies

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