Indore: PIL demands announcement of schedule before January 10

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Nov 25, 2014 18:37 IST

Another public interest litigation (PIL) related to Indore Municipal Corporation elections was filed before a double bench of high court on Tuesday. However, this time the PIL has demanded that election schedule should be announced before January 10, 2015, the day the term of the present corporation comes to an end.

The bench of Justice PK Jaiswal and Justice SR Waghmare has issued notices to the State Election Commission, Indore Municipal Corporation and Government of Madhya Pradesh, through principal secretary, urban administration and development ministry. They have been asked to reply within 10 days.

The PIL has been filed by former BJP corporator Shyamlal Rajdev and he is represented by senior advocate Champalal Yadav and advocate Manish Yadav.

Talking about the ground of their petition, advocate Manish Yadav said that Section 243 U of the Indian Constitution says that election schedule of an elected body should be announced before their term ends. The term of the present corporation ends on January 10 and therefore the election schedule should be declared before that.

It may be recalled that another advocate Anil Trivedi has filed a petition before the high court in which he has argued that the government’s notification for including 29 villages within the municipal limits was illegal.

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