Fri. Mar 1st, 2024


Acting powerful, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed the Chandigarh administration to provide you with the earliest doable date for holding the mayoral ballot rather than already determined date of February 6.

A division bench of Justices Sudhir Singh and Harsh Bunger gave the course whereas listening to a petition difficult an order of the Deputy Commissioner for suspending the election from January 18 to February 6.

The bench additionally took on document replies filed by the administration and the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and adjourned the matter to Wednesday.

The courtroom was listening to a petition filed by AAP councillor Kuldeep Kumar, who challenged the order to postpone the ballot.

The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation mayoral election was postponed on January 18 as presiding officer Anil Masih was unwell. The administration introduced the election to the posts of Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor, and Deputy Mayor can be held on February 6.

“This decision follows a thorough assessment of the security and law and order situation by the Senior Superintendent of Police, ” the administration had mentioned in an announcement whereas deferring the polls.

High drama was witnessed as councillors of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress, each of that are combating the polls collectively, registered their protest over the postponement of the polls on the final minute and lashed out on the BJP.

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