Amid pandemonium in MMCD with unruly clash between AAP and BJP, the Delhi High Court has stayed the re-election for six members of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, which was scheduled for February 27.
Justice Gaurang Kanth, in a special hearing held on a court holiday, said prima facie it appeared that the mayor, who was also the returning officer, is conducting the re-election on Monday without declaring results of the previous poll held on February 24 which is in violation of regulations.
The high court said the regulations nowhere reflect that the Delhi mayor has authority to declare the election of standing committee members as null and void.
It issued a notice to the returning officer and others on two pleas challenging the decision to hold re-election without declaring the results of the earlier poll.
“Notice to hold re-election shall remain stayed till the next date of hearing,” the judge said.
We agreed to the demands of BJP for standing committee election. As counting was done, BJP councillors saw that they are losing & started shouting: Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi told ANI
Standing committee elections were held as per BJP demands. Still, they created a ruckus & came up on stage to attack me. I thank female Civil Defence personnel for saving me. BJP members physically assaulted AAP female members. BJP accept your defeat, Shelly Oberoi, Delhi Mayor further told ANI
The result of election declared by the Mayor will be considered final as per law. Even Supreme Court has asked the High Courts not to interfere in electoral matters, Saurabh Bharadwaj Spokesperson AAP told ANI