A former chairperson of the Aurangabad zilla parishad has filed a contempt of court petition with the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court in Aurangabad against the State Election Commissioner Nand Lal's decision to declare elections to the state zilla parishads, despite having made an affidavit before the high court earlier in August saying it would let the high court know of any elections it proposed to hold. HC will take up the petition for hearing on January 22, 2007.
The election commission had made the submission while the court was hearing a writ petition filed by the chairperson of the Aurangabad zilla parishad building and construction committee Prashant Bam.
On October 3, 2006, the high court, ruling in favour of Bam, rejected the reservations to various elected posts at zilla parishad declared by the election commission. The election commission soon after that filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the high court's decision, following which the apex court had granted a two week stay on the high court decision.
The stay, however, had lapsed at the end of the two week period and was not renewed, extended or modified by the Supreme Court, according to advocate Sandip Ladda, who is representing Bam.
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