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PIL for postponing MPs poll to be heard today

A PUBLIC interest litigation (PIL) inter alia seeking a mandamus to postpone the MPs election to be held tomorrow (Tuesday), was permitted to be heard on Tuesday by the Lucknow Bench of the High Court, here on Monday.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2006 01:02 IST

A PUBLIC interest litigation (PIL) inter alia seeking a mandamus to postpone the MPs election to be held tomorrow (Tuesday), was permitted to be heard on Tuesday by the Lucknow Bench of the High Court, here on Monday.

The Bench headed by senior Judge Justice Jadish Bhalla granted oral permission on a mention made by a petitioner Ashok Pandey advocate, on the ground that the matter being urgent may be heard tomorrow itself on a priority basis.

According to petitioners, nearly 50 legislators holding office of profit are disqualified and the Amending Act 2006 having been passed to circumvent constitutional provisions is also ultra vires. The matter is likely to be heard on Tuesday.

Amarmani permitted to vote Former minister and prime accused in Madhumita Shukla murder case, Amarmani Tripathi,was permitted to vote in the MP’s election to be held tomorrow by Justice Rakesh Sharma of the High Court here on Monday.

The court further directed the senior superintendent of police (SSP) and the jail authorities to escort Tripathi under adequate security for voting and bring him back at the earliest.

The election authorities were also directed to facilitate voting by Amarmani in the shortest possible time.

The above orders were passed on a petition moved on behalf of Amarmani by his counsel S P Singh. Ms. Nalini Jain advocate also argued on behalf of Amarmani.

First Published: Mar 28, 2006 01:02 IST