Delhi HC CJ recuses from hearing plea to stall 2017 MCD polls
By Team Legistify / 2017-03-09

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Delhi High Court Chief Justice (CJ) today recused herself from hearing pleas seeking to quash the notification laying down the manner of allocation of wards for the reserved categories and women in the upcoming municipal polls in the national capital.A bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini said the matter will be heard by some other bench, of which she is not a party.Without assigning any specific reason for recusal, the CJ listed the batch of petitions for hearing tomorrow.

Earlier the CJ had issued notice to the Centre, Delhi state election commission and three municipal corporations in which the election are scheduled to be held for 272 wards in April.

She had directed all concerned authorities to file their responses by today.

The directions were issued on an NGO’s plea challenging the poll panel’s February 6 notification, announcing the electiona to the three municipal corporations.

Subsequently, a social activist had approached the high court seeking stalling of the MCD polls, which was declined by the bench.

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