Special Report by Inderjeet Adhikari
The matter regarding the stay of the election of the chairperson of the Nagar Parishad Sirsa will be heard on Monday 5 October. A respondent in the case has been prepared by the Municipal Council claiming its answer so that it can put its side before the court. The case of Stay took a new mode when the petitioner went to Sirsa not to file the declaration petition in Sirsa, but during the hearing on August 27, the petition was requested to be withdrawn. The High Court did not accept the request to withdraw the petition. Due to which the case took the second turn. Now the case is scheduled for hearing on 5 October.
It is worth mentioning that the Municipal Councilors were repeatedly urging to hold elections for the post of Principal. On which August 11 was fixed by the administration. The post had been lying vacant for the last two years after the motion of no confidence was passed against Pradhan Sheila Sehgal. Preparations for the election had been made in the case on August 11, but on the night of August 10, it was received information that the High Court had stayed the election, hence elections cannot be held. It was informed from the district administration that a stay has been obtained from the High Court on behalf of Councilor Baljit Kaur. It was clear from the court order that the stay was achieved on 7 August but was exposed on the night of 10 August.
The matter was not so full. Since Councilor Baljit Kaur had met the media along with other Congress leaders on August 11 and she declared that the petition in this regard has not been filed in the High Court. Someone has conspired and taken a stay in his name. Congress leaders targeted leaders of other parties in the case. The matter became complicated by the rebuttal of this effect by the councilor Baljeet Kaur, who was granted a stay by the court. Since August 27, the day was reserved for hearing the case by the High Court. Therefore, the eye of Sirsa residents remained on the action of 27 August.
The case was heard in the High Court on 27 August. On behalf of Councilor Baljit Kaur, his lawyer applied to withdraw the petition in the court. But the AG (Advocate General) appearing on behalf of the government opposed it. Also, many city councilors of the city applied through the Senior Advocate Gaurav Aggarwal to be a party to the case. It was argued that the stay was first taken and later denied. Therefore, the petition should not be returned and the entire matter should be investigated. The High Court refused to return the petition in the case and has asked the state to respond. The day of October 5 has been set by the High Court in the case. It is said that the Municipal Council of Sirsa has prepared its response to hear the case so that it can present its case in the court. Now in the hearing to be held on Monday, the eye of the Sirsa residents is on this impotant case.