Allahabad HC rejects plea seeking polls delay
The bench rejected the plea holding that it was "misconceived".india Updated: May 26, 2006 14:08 IST
The Allahabad High Court on Friday rejected applications of the Uttar Pradesh government and State Election Commission seeking postponement of elections for nagar panchayats and nagar nigams in the state.
Passing the order, a two-judge bench comprising Justice RK Agrawal and Justice Saroj Bala observed that through an order dated December 22, 2005, the court had directed that elections be held within six months, which is "sufficient".
In their applications, the state government and the State Election Commission had pleaded that a special leave petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the High Court's December 22 order, on which notices have been issued by the apex court and hence the elections be postponed.
However, the bench rejected the plea holding that it was "misconceived".