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HC Overturns Delhi Mayor’s decision for re-election of MCD Standing Committee, orders poll results to be announced on Feb 24


The Delhi High Court on Tuesday overturned the decision of Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi calling for new elections of the six members of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and ordered her to declare the election results as per the vote in February. 24.

The Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav court on Tuesday approved the injunction on two petitions filed by Delhi BJP councilors Shikha Roy and Kamaljeet Sehrawat challenging Mayor Shelly Oberoi’s decision to invalidate a vote in the election of the standing committee of the MCD.

The bench, while passing on the order, noted that the decision to invalidate a vote violated the law. The court ordered rejected ballots to be counted.

Earlier, the court had postponed the re-election of the Standing Committee of the Delhi Municipal Corporation which was scheduled for February 27, 2023.

Chaos erupted on 24 February 2023 after the mayor of Delhi invalidated one vote in the election of six Standing Committee members.

The court had previously stated that the mayor’s decision to call for re-election without announcing the results of the previous poll was “prima facie against the rules”. (ANI)

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