With the elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council seat from Thane local self government constituency scheduled on May 28, the model code of conduct has come into force once again in the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) area. This will affect the development works in Navi Mumbai, says MLA Sandeep Naik. The Election Code of Conduct was in force in Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation due to the NMMC Elections 2010 and while the corporation was just out of it, the model code of conduct has once again come in force in the corporation. This because of the elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council seat from Thane local self government constituency scheduled on May 28. The elections are being necessitated as term of current incumbent Vasant Davkhare ends in June. Elected representatives from local self government bodies in Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivali, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi and Mira-Bhayandar will vote in this election. After the announcement of elections on Wednesday the code of conduct came into force in the above local bodies. Counting of votes will take place on May 30. The code of conduct was in force in the NMMC jurisdiction for most of 2009-10 due to the back-to-back elections. First the code of conduct was in force due to the Bhiwandi bypoll till January 20 and soon after that NMMC polls were announced. Speaking on the implementation of the election code of conduct, MLA Sandeep Naik informed that the decision of the Election Commission does not have a good impact as the development work of the city gets hampered. He added that they would be writing to the State Election Commission and if the commission does not agree then they might even knock the doors of court. The newly elected members of the NMMC are set to be sworn in on May 9, while the new Mayor and Dy Mayor will be chosen on May 10. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Sana Warsia for NMTV News.