Kochi, Oct 19 (UNI) The Kerala High Court today ruled the petitions challenging the recent election to the Pariyaram Medical Cooperative Hospital Complex Society were maintainable and posted further hearing of the case to November 12.
Justice K M Joseph also extended the court's earlier stay order directing the society not to enrol any persons as members or make any fresh appointments.
The court passed the interim order as the society had objected to the maintainability of the petitions filed by 262 members of the Kerala State Co-operative Hospital Complex and Centre for Advanced Medical Services Limited, Pariyaram, including Former Cooperatives Minister and Society Managing Committee Chairman M V Ragahvan.
Rejecting the society's objections, the court ruled the petitions as maintainable.
The petitioners had contended there was virtually no election to the society as a large number of members could not cast their vote during the polling held on September 23.