The Bihar government will challenge the Patna High Court’s decision to cancel the elections in the Supreme Court.
State Election Commission postponed the municipal polls, said- second date will be released later
PATNA: The Bihar government will approach the Supreme Court against the order of the Patna High Court regarding Municipal elections in Bihar.
Following the High Court’s order on Tuesday, the State Election Commission has canceled the polls to be held on October 10 and 20. The commission had told that the second date will be released later.
According to the report, Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav has attacked BJP. Tejashwi said that BJP has been anti-reservation from the beginning. He does not know that this is the Bihar of Mandal and Karpoori Thakur. Here if he tries to play with the fire of reservation, he himelf will be consumed.
However, The Patna High Court, in its decision, had said that the Commission should issue a fresh notification by general taxing 20% of the reserved seats for the Most Backward Classes (EBC) and also asked the State Election Commission to extend the date of polling, if can increase.
After the decision of the Patna High Court, the State Election Commission has postponed the municipal election program for the first and second phases. The next date will be intimated later. This information was issued by the commission on Tuesday. The State Election Commission directed the District Magistrates of all the districts to inform all the returning officers and candidates about the decision of the Commission.
The Patna High Court on Tuesday gave its 86-page verdict on the issue of reservation for OBC-EBCs in the municipal elections. The court said that the reservation given to OBCs in the election of the municipality is wrong under the law. The decision of the Supreme Court in 2010 before giving reservation was ignored. Whereas the state government had said to accept the decision of the Supreme Court. The High Court has ordered the State Election Commission to issue notification of elections by declaring the seats reserved for OBCs as unreserved seats.
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