MCD polls: Sirsa to move court
The formula for choosing seats for 50% reservation for women in the upcoming municipal elections has become a bone of discontention with male councillors.delhi Updated: Feb 02, 2012 00:54 IST
The formula for choosing seats for 50% reservation for women in the upcoming municipal elections has become a bone of discontention with male councillors. At the ongoing budget session of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), most councillors have been objecting to the choice of wards and on Wednesday, councillor of Siromani Akali Dal (SAD), Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that he would go to court against it.
“I don’t care who comes with me. The selection of seats has been done wrongly and needs to be challenged in law,” Sirsa said.
Raising questions on the formula adopted by the State Election Commission, Sirsa said that the ward with the highest SC population is supposed to be reserved as seats but the Commission has even reserved seats with minimal SC population. “The SC population is being cheated due to the incorrect selections,” Sirsa said.
He also pointed that when MCD is on its way to split into three, the numbering of wards should have been changed.
“The numbering of wards is still 1 to 272 whereas it should have been 1 to 104 in North and South corporations and 1 to 64 in the East corporation,” he added.