MP HIGH Court on Thursday allowed the State government to declare results of the first phase of election to the primary cooperative societies barring over a dozen, which figured in the petition filed before it.
The court also modified its order of February 9 that restrained the authorities concerned to declare the results of first phase of primary cooperative societies’ elections.
The order has paved way for the State Government to declare results of majority of primary societies for which polls took place on February 12. The elections were held for about 4520 primary cooperative societies having some 40 lakh members.
Advocate General R N Singh submitted that the court order of February 9 gave an impression that the stay was granted for all the cooperative societies elections functioning across the State. Therefore, this order should be modified and be made applicable on the cooperative societies that are mentioned in the writ petitions, he added.
The State Government filed an application for modification of the HC order of February 9.
While allowing the Government’s application, the division bench comprising Chief Justice A K Patnaik and Justice K K Lahoti said the stay would continue on declaration of election results of first phase in the cooperative societies mentioned in the writ petitions till further orders.
The cluster of petitions filed by Kunwar Manohar Singh, Harikaran, Dashrath Singh, Shankar Pratap Singh, R P Sharma and others stating that it was not wise on the part of the State Government to hold fresh elections of the primary cooperative societies in the State after removing the elected members of various bodies.
Govt free to declare first phase result
February 9 order modified
Elections held to over 4500
Govt had pleaded for order modification