INDIA bloc’s mayoral candidate Kuldeep Kumar has filed a petition earlier than the Supreme Court after the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday refused to cross an interim order staying the outcomes of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (CMC).
On Wednesday, the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued discover on a plea filed by AAP and Congress Party’s Joint Candidate Kuldeep Kumar accusing the Presiding Officer of resorting to fraud and forgery within the counting course of.
The High Court sought response from the Chandigarh administration and CMC within the matter and requested respondents to file replies inside three weeks.
However, it refused to cross an interim order staying the election outcomes held a day earlier for the submit of mayor.
In a serious setback to the INDIA bloc’s Congress-AAP alliance on Tuesday, the municipal company ruling BJP retained the mayoral seat for the ninth time in a row by profitable the submit with simply 4 votes.
The AAP-Congress alliance misplaced the seat regardless of having the utmost councillors. Eight out of 36 votes have been declared invalid by presiding authority Anil Masih, a nominated councilor, with no voting proper. The BJP acquired 16 votes, whereas the AAP-Congress alliance had 12 votes regardless of having 20 councillors.
In his petition earlier than the excessive courtroom, the AAP-Congress joint candidate alleged full departure of the follow and guidelines saying that the presiding officer refused to permit the nominees of events to observe the counting of votes.
Kumar prayed for contemporary election in a free and honest method below the supervision of a retired High Court decide.
“The presiding officer in most flimsy manner addressed to the House that he does not want any assistance from the members nominated by the parties contesting the election and he will count the vote himself, ” the petition stated.