MCG polls postponed until further notice

By Reena Dhankher
Photo: Transporttimes.com
Posted: Jul 26, 2017

The Punjab and Haryana high court has issued orders to the Haryana government to form a new committee that will reconsider the objections to the draft for delimitation of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) wards. As a result, the MCG elections will now be delayed.

A petition regarding the issue was initially filed in February 2017. Following this, the high court had directed Haryana government to release the final notification before it's published. Based on the court's directions, the government submitted the notification to the court in May 2017.  Following this, the court allowed the petitioners to challenge the final notification. 

In the present scenario, the state government received the final notification published and set up the state machinery to hold MCG elections. However, a fresh petition was filed in court on July 21, which challenged the final notification. 

The court has now ordered the government to form a new committee that shall be headed by a secretary of state government to reconsider the objections filed by the petitioner by August 1. 

The MCG elections will now be announced after the High court has considered the submissions of the committee in light of the objections raised.

TAGS: Punjab and Haryana high court / Haryana / Municipal Corporation of Gurugram / MCG / Delimitation of wards