High Court gives go ahead for BISCOMAUN election, stays govt order

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Patna, May 15 (UNI) Patna High Court today cleared the decks for election of Bihar State Co-operative Marketing Union (BISCOMAUN), staying the order of the Bihar government instructing the BISCOMAUN not to go ahead with election of its Managing Committee. A division bench of the court, comprising Justices Barin Ghosh and Chandramohan Jha, stayed the order of the Bihar government, instructing the BISCOMOUN not to go ahead for election of its managing committee.

Altogether 188 delegates of BISCOMOUN were elected from Bihar and Jharkhand and they were to elect its Managing Committee on May 24.

The Bihar government had on May 9 directed BISCOMAUN not to go ahead with the election of its managing committee as it had no power to so after Bihar State Election Authority Act 2008 came into force and all such elections were now to be conducted by a body, headed by State Chief Election Officer(SCEO).

While accepting the plea of Ramzan Rizvi, a delegate of BISCOMAUN, Patna High Court passed the order staying the execution of the directive of the Bihar government issued in this regard. The Court observed that State Chief Election Officer had not been appointed as yet and there was no reason to stay the election of managing committee of BISCOMAUN on the ground that SCEO would conduct the the election once he was appointed.

Bihar government through its directive on May 9, 2005, had also stayed the election of Primary Agriculture Credit Society, Central Co-operative Bank and others citing the same reason.


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