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Supreme Court Live Update: Petition against the Reservation in the Civic Body Elections in the State

Reservation in the Civic Body Supreme Court

Supreme Court is hearing a plea by State of Madhya Pradesh challenging order by Madhya Pradesh High Court which upheld the stay on the petition against the reservation in the civic body elections in the state

Justice AM Khanwilkar: How can HC interfere in election process?

Justice AM Khanwilkar: such a stay can be granted only by an election petition. How was this stay granted in a writ petition?

HC had stated that that the rotation method had not been followed in the reservation order issued on 10 December 2020. In another case, the High Court had said that prima facie the reservation should be implemented by rotation method only.

SG: Please stay the HC order or else we will have to set up a process of reservation and it will delay the elections further

SC: Issue notice, returnable next Monday.


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