Delhi HC: BJP councilor allowed to withdraw petition, mayor accused of allowing mobile use – Delhi HC Bjp councilor allowed to withdraw petition

फाइल फोटो

file photo
– Photo: Amar Ujala


The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed the withdrawal of BJP corporator Sharad Kapoor’s plea alleging that Mayor Shelly Oberoi had violated established norms and rules by allowing the use of mobile phones and pens during standing committee elections .

The case was scheduled for hearing before Justice Purushendra Kumar Kaurav. Kapoor had approached the Supreme Court last week after the February 22 ballot for the six members of the standing committee, praying it would be overturned. However, by order of the mayor, on February 24, the day the Supreme Court heard the petition, new elections were held for the highest decision-making body of the MCD.

The vote on February 24 was also inconclusive and the mayor announced a re-election on February 27, but the Supreme Court overturned the decision in another case.

In his petition, Kapoor had said the mayor had “violated every constitutional and legal norm” and had “betrayed the constitution’s mandate by allowing mobile phones and pens in the election process on February 22”.

The petition, filed by Kapoor through lawyer Neeraj, said that in a bizarre turn of events, the newly appointed mayor, in open disregard for constitutionally established norms and decorum, has elected councilors with the intention of rigging and ruining the election. bring their mobile phones and pens with them during the voting process. The petitioner stated that he, along with others, had vociferously protested against this “illegal and arbitrary act”.

At a special hearing on Saturday, February 25, the Supreme Court had postponed the re-election of six members of the MCD’s Standing Committee, which was scheduled for February 27. The stay was passed on petitions from BJP founders Kamaljit Sehrawat and Shikha Roy, who are challenging the re-election. The petitions are pending before the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court had said in the stay order that legal norms do not confer any power to annul and re-election the previous election of the Delhi mayor without announcing the results of the previous poll on February 24. applies prima facie There has been a violation of the rules.

On February 22, there was a commotion in MCD House when members of the BJP and AAP clashed and threw plastic bottles. After new elections were held on February 24, the town hall was once again rocked by clashes and Mayor Oberoi later claimed that some members of the Saffron Party attacked him.

(TagsToTranslate)Delhi hc

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.