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HC set aside Delhi Mayor's decision of re-election of MCD Standing Committee, directs to declare Feb 24 poll results

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday set aside the Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi's decision calling for fresh elections of the six members to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)'s Standing Committee and directed her to declare the election results as per the voting held on February 24.

The bench of Justice Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav on Tuesday passed the order on two petitions moved by Delhi BJP's councillors Shikha Roy and Kamaljeet Sehrawat challenging Mayor Shelly Oberoi's decision to declare a vote invalid during MCD's standing committee election. The bench while passing the order remarked that decision to declare a vote invalid was bad in law. The court ordered that rejected ballot should be counted.

Earlier the Court had stayed the re-election of the Standing Committee of Municipal Corporation of Delhi, which was scheduled to held on February 27, 2023.
On February 24, 2023, chaos broke out after Delhi Mayor had declared one vote invalid in the election to six members of the Standing Committee.
The court had earlier stated that the Mayor's decision to announce re-elections without declaring the results of the previous poll "prima facie violates regulations".

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