Haryana issued notice on delimitation of ward for Panchkula MC polls
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The Punjab and Haryana High Court, on Tuesday, issued a notice to the Haryana government on a petition seeking restriction on the process of delimitation of wards for the Panchkula Municipal Corporation elections.
Inderjit Singh and two others had filed a petition that came up for hearing before a Bench comprising Chief Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain. The bench issued the notice for December 20.
The petitioners had sought quashing of the notification dated October 4, 2012, issued under section 11 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act. It was submitted that the state through its notification on October 4, 2012, had fixed 20 seats for the members to be elected for the Panchkula MC against the population of 314657, on the basis of the 2001 census. The court was informed that it failed to consider the latest population figures as per the 2011 census.
The court was further requested to issue directions to the respondents-state, director of Urban Local Bodies, Panchkula deputy commissioner, MC commissioner, State Election Commission and director of Census Operation to fix the number of seats for members to be elected for the Panchkula MC.
The petitioners had also urged the court that till the pendency of the writ petition, respondents should be restrained from undertaking work of ward bandi, delimitation of wards and conducting the election on the basis of October 4, 2012 notification.
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