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U'khand HC quashes notifications on delimitation

Press Trust of India  |  Nainital 

In a setback to the state government, the High Court has quashed all notifications regarding fresh delimitation of municipal bodies in the state to bring more areas under their purview.

The single bench of Justice declared the notifications issued by the regarding delimitation of municipal bodies as "unconstitutional" and said they were not executed through the

The government had expanded the limits of municipal bodies in November last year through the state to bring a large number of villages under their ambit.

The high court order renders the entire government exercise towards delimitation infructuous.

There is another petition pending in the high court seeking timely elections to civic bodies in the state for which the deadline expired on May 4.

Welcoming the court order on delimitation, said it vindicates the party's stand on the issue, which opposed the exercise.

The had carried out the delimitation exercise in a high-handed manner without conducting public hearings and taking people's representatives into confidence, he alleged.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 12:00 IST