HC stays election to All India Mayor's Council

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New Delhi, Mar 18 (UNI) The Delhi High Court has stayed elections to All India Mayors' Council, scheduled to be held in Aligarh, today.

Hearing the petition, Justice BD Ahmed ordered the process of election stayed, which were scheduled to be held today. Chairman of All India Mayors' Council, Sunil Sood, the petitioner had moved the court to declare the process of polls unconstitutional. He had also requested the court to prevent the election officer from holding the exercise.

Arguing for the petitioner, Vinod Tyagi submitted before the court that the whole exercise was a farce. According to him, KS Patel and Ashutosh Varshney had begun to meddle into the affairs of the Mayors' body since last year.

Recalling the events in detail, he submitted before the court how they both colluded with each other to act against the institution.

Delivering the order, Justice Ahmed said, "prima facie the meeting called on March 18 has not been called in accordance with the procedure laid down in the constitution of the All India Mayor's Council.

The order mentions that the invitation for the purported annual conference does not carry the consent of the chairman.

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