SC to hear petition on Delimitation report on Dec 10

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New Delhi, Nov 29 (UNI) The Supreme Court today fixed December 10 for hearing a petition seeking directions to the Union Government to notify the Delimitation report which has already been approved by both Houses of Parliament.

The petition, filed by an organisation, Delhi Study Group, was mentioned for urgent hearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan and Justices RV Raveendran and JM Panchal on the ground that Assembly elections were due in many states in the next few months and general elections for Lok Sabha would be held in 2009.

The petitioners had also pleaded that the Delimitation Commission of India had not placed its report before the President for formal orders under Articles 82 and 170 (3) of Indian Constitution, even after a lapse of two years.

According to the petitioner, the government was abdicating its constitutional statutory obligations by not placing the amended Delimitation Report before the President for her formal orders for notifying the same.

The Delhi Study Group is headed by Delhi BJP MLA Vijay Jolly.


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