The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Press Club of India to declare the results of its November 12 polls to elect its new managing committee by Wednesday, and hand over the charge to the new-elected body by November 25.
The court directed the club's chief election officer Arun Kumar Jain to declare the result in the presence of Court Commissioner DK Rastogi by 5 pm on Wednesday.
The court order came on a plea by the club's managing committee member N Kazmi, seeking to restraint the club from holding the election. In his petition, filed through counsel KC Mittal, he had alleged that the club violated the May 2008 resolution, which had stopped it from enrolling new members after September 2009, when its membership stood at 6,037. Mittal argued that the club enhanced its membership to 6,168, owing to the "ulterior motives" of some of its executive committee members. He also expressed his client's apprehension that irregularities could be committed during the polls. On November 12, the court, had declined to stay the election, but withheld the declaration of its result till further orders.