Delhi High Court stays order of MCD mayor Shelly Oberoi for fresh elections to Standing Committee
Justice Gaurang Kanth stayed the order after a special hearing held on Saturday evening.
The Delhi High Court on Saturday stayed an order passed by mayor of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Shelly Oberoi wherein she had directed fresh elections to be held to the MCD Standing Committee.
Justice Gaurang Kanth held a special hearing today at around 3 pm to hear the petition filed by Kawaljeet Sehrawat and Shikha Roy, the elected standing committee members from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Oberoi, a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), had passed on order on Friday by which she ordered fresh elections for the MCD Standing Committee. The election was ordered to be held on Monday.
In their plea, Sehrawat and Roy told the court that the mayor's order was wrong because the elections have been completed successfully where the BJP and AAP both won three seats each.
After considering the case, the court stayed the order and said that it will now consider the matter on March 22.
The MCD saw some tense scenes on Friday after the mayor declared one vote to be invalid and ordered fresh elections.
Some media reports suggest that the uproar in house even resulted in scuffle between the AAP and BJP members. Many councilors are reported to have been injured as well.
The petitioners were represented by Senior Advocates Mahesh Jethmalani and Jayant Mehta and advocates Himanshu Sethi and Amit Tiwari.