Indore : In light of the Supreme Court’s stay over the proceedings in HC over inclusion of the 29 villages in the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) ambit, the district returning officer has sought guidance from the State Election Commission (SEC) over ward reservations scheduled on December 22.

The district administration, which was busy in IMC election preparations prior to the challenging the inclusion of 29 villages in the IMC ambit in HC, is once again planning to reinforce the election preparations after the SC imposed a stay on the proceedings of HC.

The administrative sources informed this correspondent that, the collector and district election officer Akash Tripathi has sent an e-mail to the State Election Commission on Friday evening.

In the e-mail Tripathi has sought guidance from the State Election Commission over the matter in addition to other issues, which include IMC ward reservation, which is scheduled on December 22.

It may be recalled that the in the first phase of the civic body election along with the other municipal council elections, were to be held on November 28. But a local law activist had challenged the inclusion of the 29 villages in the IMC ambit in HC questioning process which was adopted by for inclusion.

Hence, the scheduled elections were cancelled, but after amending the process, the State election commission had once again started the IMC election process, which was again challenged in the Indore bench of HC.

However, the SC court stray over the proceedings of the HC, with regards to inclusion of 29 villages has motivated the administration to restart the election process.

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