Goa CM welcomes SC stay on order cancelling polls in 5 civic bodies

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March 04, 2021 3:28 PM

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court directive staying the Bombay High Court's order cancelling the elections in five municipalities.

The democratic process has been restored, says Sawant.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court directive staying the Bombay High Court’s order cancelling the elections in five municipalities. The apex court on Thursday ordered to stay the verdict of the High Court’s Goa bench, which had set aside a notification of the state Urban Development ministry on reservation of wards in five municipal councils.

Taking to Twitter, Sawant said, “Hon. Supreme Court has stayed the High Court’s order cancelling elections to five municipalities and consequent order of the State Election Commission keeping the election process in abeyance. Matter to come up for final hearing on Tuesday. Now, the democratic process has been restored!” The Goa bench of the High Court had on March 1 set aside the notification issued by the Urban Development ministry, stalling polls in municipal councils of Margao, Mormugao, Mapusa, Sanguem and Quepem.

The elections to 11 civic bodies in the coastal state are scheduled to be held on March 20 and at least 2.5 lakh people are eligible to vote in these polls.

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