Telangana High Court refuses to stay MLC polls under local bodies quota

The Telangana High Court on Wednesday refused to issue a stay order on  polls for MLCs under local bodies quota.

Published: 24th May 2019 08:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2019 08:34 AM   |  A+A-

Telangana High Court. (File Photo)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD:  The Telangana High Court on Wednesday refused to issue a stay order on  polls for MLCs under local bodies quota. The petition was filed challenging the poll notification issued by the Election Commission for Warangal, Ranga Reddy and Nalgonda districts, without publication of the final list of voters. The petitioner’s counsel argued that issuing election notification without publication of electoral rolls is violation of Constitutional norms. 

However, the Election Commission of India’s counsel argued that as per a Supreme Court ruling, a court cannot intervene once an election notification is issued. The counsel further stated that the final electoral rolls would be published soon. After hearing the arguments of both the sides, the High Court passed directions, to announce publication of voters list and upload it on its website.

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