MP: Govt plea to get villages in civic limits dismissed

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jabalpur
  • Updated: Oct 29, 2014 00:38 IST

The Madhya Pradesh high court on Tuesday threw out the state government’s plea for inclusion of 79 villages to suburban limits of two cities, stating the procedure violated the Constitutional provisions.

The state government had filed the review petition on October 16 after the high court quashed its two notifications on October 14 in this connection. The state government through July 25 and August 28 notifications had announced inclusion of 55 villages to Jabalpur and 24 to Chhindwara municipal limits respectively.

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The court said that the objections filed by the villagers against the inclusion were heard and decided by the respective district collectors whereas it should have been done by the governor.

The court quoted violation of Article 243(Q) of the Constitution which empowered the governor to decide the objections lodged by the villagers in this regard.

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