Congress’s petition regarding Chandigarh Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections was heard in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday. After the mayor elections of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, Congress candidates had filed a petition for the post of Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor. After hearing the petition, the double bench of the High Court has sought a reply from the Chandigarh administration on February 26. Hearing is going on in the Supreme Court on the petition of Aam Aadmi Party demanding cancellation of Chandigarh Mayor elections.
While hearing Congress’ petition today, the Punjab and Haryana High Court said that if Congress and Aam Aadmi Party boycott the elections, then the Chandigarh administration will have to pay.
The court issued notice to the Chandigarh administration. Now the next hearing in this case will be on 26th February. Along with the petition regarding the Mayor election, the hearing in the Deputy and Senior Deputy Mayor cases will also be held on 26th February.
In this case, a petition was filed in the Punjab Haryana High Court on behalf of Congress’s Gurpreet Singh and Nirmala Devi. After hearing the petition, petitioner’s lawyer Karambir Singh said, ‘It is the responsibility of the Mayor to conduct elections for Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor. When the Mayor has not been elected properly then how can he elect the Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Apart from this, action should also be taken against the presiding officer Anil Masih.
Punjab Haryana High Court had given orders to Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation to conduct the elections properly, but this did not happen. Therefore a contempt petition should be filed against him.
A notice was issued to the Chandigarh administration on the matter. On this, Chandigarh administration’s lawyer Anil Mehta said, ‘When a petition is in the Supreme Court, then there is no justification for this petition because in this case they have made the presiding officer also a respondent whereas the presiding officer has nothing to do with these elections. Not there. The administration did not show any laxity. Elections have been conducted properly. In such a situation, no one has been compromised in any way. A hearing was held in the Supreme Court on Monday, February 5 regarding the Chandigarh Mayor election. During the hearing, the Supreme Court had strongly reprimanded the election officer. The matter is scheduled to be heard again on Monday, February 12.