Kamal Nath
Kamal Nath

Indore: Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday issued notices to the state government and State Election Commission for not holding civic body polls on time and sought an answer in two weeks.

Division bench comprising Justice SC Sharma and Justice Shailendra Shukla issued the notices on a PIL filed by Bharat Parikh, a former corporator.

"There are clear provisions in the Constitution that elections of urban bodies should be held before the completion of term of previous elected representatives. But the poll schedule has not been announced even after completion of the term of elected representatives of 100 urban bodies including Indore Municipal Corporation," the petitioner's lawyer, Pushyamitra Bhargava, told reporters.

This, the PIL said, was a violation of constitutional provisions.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal