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Social group oppose delay in mayoral election

A day after the district court endorsed the state government’s decision to postpone the election of mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), a social group on Friday urged people to protest against the delay in the procedure.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2011 01:21 IST
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A day after the district court endorsed the state government’s decision to postpone the election of mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), a social group on Friday urged people to protest against the delay in the procedure.

The Mission Gurgaon Development (MGD) has sent emails to a large number of residents asking them to protest the “unconstitutional” move by the government.

The mayor's election which was earlier scheduled on June 14 was postponed till June 21. The new date was announced a day before the first meeting of the civic body was to be held. The move prevented all 35 councillors to take oath of office and elect the mayor.

The decision was challenged in court by councillor Nisha Singh.

“The action of the government directly demonstrates the intentions of influencing the decisions of election of mayor by using unfair methods. If necessary we will carry out peaceful protests to express our dissatisfaction,” said Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh, president of MGD.

The MGD has also demanded an immediate amendment in the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act and said the mayor of a corporation should be elected directly by the people.