Calcutta High Court denies BJP Plea to Stay KMC Elections

Chaini Parwani –

Published On: December 15, 2021 at 20:30 IST

The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday denied to Stay the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Election due on December 19.

The Court informed the State Poll Panel and the West Bengal Government to take measures for conducting Elections in other civic bodies rapidly with the least possible number of phases.

A division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice R. Bharadwaj pronounced the Judgment against BJP’s Plea and refused to Stay the KMC elections.

It was highlighted that BJP and another Petitioner had moved the high court praying direction to the SEC and the state government to hold elections in all the municipalities and municipal corporations where it is due together and as soon as possible.

Further Alleging that the SEC and the state government have initiated the schedule for the KMC Polls during the pendency of its Plea, the BJP pleaded for a Stay on the Elections to be held on December 19.

The Bench further informed the SEC and the State Government to take appropriate measures for holding Polls to the other 111 Municipal Bodies at the earliest with minimum possible phases.

Furthermore, the Bench directed the SEC and the State government to inform the Court on a tentative plan for holding these elections on the next date of hearing on December 23.

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