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Plea on Mayoral poll dismissed

Published: 07th June 2013 09:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2013 09:53 AM   |  A+A-

The High Court on Thursday dismissed a writ petition seeking reservation for Schedule Tribe (ST) councillors in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

The court observed that the period for which the reservation was sought had elapsed.

Justice H N Nagamohan Das observed that the petition was filed seeking reservations for Mayor and Deputy Mayor posts for 2012-13. The petitioner is at liberty to file a fresh petition, the judge noted.

In 2012, Lokesh Naik and Indira had filed a petition seeking reservation for Scheduled Tribes in the roster system for electing the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

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