Later, a batch of public interest litigations and writ petitions were filed by NGOs and individuals, with all of them being listed for hearing today.
In its plea, the NGOs had said the Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC) in 2011 was divided into three – North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).
The petitioners sought quashing of the January 13 order with regard to delimitation of 272 wards with the composition of wards in each Assembly constituency.
They said while the number of wards in each of the three corporations 104 each in SDMC and NDMC and 64 in EDMC has remained same, the number of wards in a few assembly segments, ranging from three to seven, have changed.
In 2012, ahead of the MCD elections, a notification was issued regarding allocation of wards amongst schedule caste, women and general category.
Claiming that the present notification was contrary to the Constitution as well as Section 3 of the DMC Act, one of the pleas demanded that it should be quashed and a fresh circular issued in accordance with the law.
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