Telangana HC Refuses Stay Order On GHMC Elections

On the 16th of November, the Telangana High Court, heard a petition over the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in the State.

Dasoju Seava, a leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) demanding stay order on the GHMC elections.

The High Court refused to stay GHMC elections. The Court observed that it could not stay elections as the petition was filed at the last minute when the election commission gearing up to announce the election notification.

Dasoju Sravan in his petition stated that GHMC elections would to be held after rotation of reservation.

The petitioner stated that the BC reservations are being implemented against the Supreme Court’s order and people from politically backward classes are not being recognized.

However, the court questioned as to why the petitioner had not responded for the last 10 years if he cared for the welfare of most backward classes (MBC). The court stated that no stay could be imposed on the elections and the matter will be investigated.

It further asked the government, GHMC and election commissione to filed a counter affidavit.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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