Delhi HC stays re-election of Standing Committee of MCD
New Delhi, February 25: In a special hearing on Saturday, the Delhi High Court stayed the re-election of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi's Standing Committee, which was scheduled for February 27, 2023.
The Bench of Justice Gaurang Kant also issued notice to all respondents including newly elected Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi. Following the chaos at MCD House, Delhi's Mayor announced on Friday that new elections will be held on February 27 at 11 a.m.
On Friday, chaos erupted after Delhi Mayor declared one vote in the election of six members of the Standing Committee invalid.
The Mayor's decision to announce re-elections without declaring the results of the previous poll "prima facie violates regulations," according to the bench of Justice Gaurang Kant.
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The court scheduled the hearing for March 22, 2023. The court also ordered that the ballot box be preserved.
The Delhi High Court issued its decision on two petitions filed by Delhi BJP councillors Shikha Roy and Kamaljeet Sehrawat challenging Mayor Shelly Oberoi's decision to declare a vote invalid during the MCD's standing committee election.
On Friday, members of the BJP and AAP threw punches, jostled, and rained blows on each other over the results of the election to the six-member standing committee.
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