Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


INDIA bloc’s mayoral candidate Kuldeep Kumar has sought an pressing listening to on his petition filed earlier than the Supreme Court towards the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s refusal to remain the outcomes of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (CMC).

On Friday, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who appeared on Kumar’s behalf, made a mentioning earlier than a bench headed by CJI DY Chandrachud looking for instructions for pressing itemizing of the matter

“Please send an email. We would look at it, ” CJI Chandrachud instructed Singhvi.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Kuldeep Kumar has petitioned the Supreme Court after the P&H High Court refused to move an interim order staying the election outcomes held final week for the publish of mayor.

Hearing a plea filed by Kumar — AAP and Congress Party’s Joint Candidate — who had accused the Presiding Officer of resorting to fraud and forgery within the counting course of, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday didn’t move any interim aid however issued discover within the matter and sought response from the Chandigarh administration and CMC inside a interval of three weeks.

In a serious setback to the INDIA bloc’s Congress-AAP alliance, the municipal company ruling BJP retained the mayoral seat for the ninth time in a row by successful the publish 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 bought 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 watch the counting of votes.

Kumar prayed for contemporary election in a free and honest method underneath the supervision of a retired High Court choose.

“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 mentioned.

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