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Reservation of wards for Chandigarh MC poll: Punjab and Haryana High Court dismisses plea

Chandigarh, November 23

The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket at this time dismissed a petition claiming that Chandigarh’s current inhabitants was not thought-about whereas figuring out the wards for the reserved class within the forthcoming Municipal Company elections.

The submission was made by Dhanas resident Prem Pal in an utility filed via senior counsel Gaurav Chopra with advocate Anurag Chopra. He was looking for instructions for being impleaded as a celebration to the continuing proceedings initiated by Shiv Kumar towards the Chief Electoral Officer and different respondents.

Showing earlier than the Bench of Justice Ritu Bahri and Justice Karamjit Singh, Gaurav and Anurag Chopra submitted that the applicant, a resident of Dhanas Housing Advanced, was aggrieved by a notification whereby his place of habilitation was excluded from being a reserved ward for the Schedule Caste class. He added the inhabitants as of at this time was not thought-about whereas “figuring out the collection of ward in the direction of the reserved class”.

The Bench was additionally advised that the minutes of the assembly dated December 4, 2020, on the delimitation of wards duly laid emphasis on the truth that the most recent inhabitants information primarily based within the electoral roll can be taken into consideration for reference for the areas the place inhabitants dynamics had significantly modified because of the shifting of colonies, which was not mirrored within the census information. — TPR

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