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Karnataka HC stays election to three Muncipalitie

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Bangalore, June 16 (UNI) Karnataka High Court today ruled that elections to the municipalities in the state should be held on the basis of 2001 Census and stayed elections notified to three Muncipalities, based on the 1991 Census.

Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph and Justice N Kumar gave the ruling and disposed of three petitions challenging the notification ordering holding of elections to Hubli-Dharwad Muncipal Corporation, Sindhanoor and Gangavati Muncipalities based on 1991 Census.

The Court also ordered issuance of to the State Government and the State Election Commission.

The petitioners had contended that elections had to be held on the basis of Census 2001 population report which was available and delimitation of wards be done afresh and not on the basis of 1991 Census.

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