In a setback to the state government, the Uttarakhand 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 Sudhansu Dhulia declared the notifications issued by the state government regarding delimitation of municipal bodies as "unconstitutional" and said they were not executed through the governor.
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.
The state government 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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