High Court dismisses BJP leaders’ plea to quash notification

Our Correspondent
Fazilka, January 28

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a petition filed by BJP leaders demanding quashing of impugned notification of March 9, 2020, vide which alleged illegal, haywire and inconsistent delimitation of Fazilka wards had been notified by the state authorities.

Delimitation of wards

Three BJP leaders had filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on January 21, pleading that the “illegal and inconsistent delimitation” of the Fazilka wards violated the Punjab State Municipal Council Elections Rules.

The HC, after listening to the arguments of counsels of both petitioners and respondents, refused to accept the plea.

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Three BJP leaders, including Rakesh Dhuria, former president of the Fazilka MC; Manoj Tripathi, president of the Fazilka BJP unit; and Ramesh Verma, former chairman of the Improvement Trust, had filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on January 21, pleading that the delimitation of the wards violated the Punjab State Municipal Council Elections Rules, hence should be dismissed.

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They had alleged that instead of making equal distribution of votes in all 25 wards, disproportionate votes had figured in various wards during the delimitation process to allegedly benefit some Congress aspirants.

Besides, the petitioners had expressed surprise that in wards no.3 and 20, voters shown in the electoral list exceeded the total population of wards.

High Court dismisses BJP leaders’ plea to quash notification
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