BENGALURU: The High Court on Monday pulled up the state government for making different submissions before this court and the apex court with regard to the BBMP polls.The HC directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to furnish the schedule of the election on Friday.
“The election commissioner shall produce the schedule of the BBMP election in the next date of hearing. List this matter on July 17,” the division bench said.
During the hearing of a public interest litigation filed by C K Muralidhar and four voters against the withdrawal of the calendar of events by SEC, the division bench of acting Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice B V Nagarathna came down heavily on the state government.
“You (state) repeatedly told before this court that you will conduct election immediately.. If so, you have to adhere to the verdict of this court.. but you make one submission here and another submission before the Apex Court... taking courts for granted...” the bench observed, referring to the time sought by the state government before the apex court for the election.
Senior counsel Lakshminarayan, representing the petitioners, argued that the SEC had withdrawn the calendar of events to facilitate the announcing of packages by the state government.