Voters list for LSG polls: Muslim League files petition in Supreme Court
New Delhi: The Muslim League (IUML) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court regarding the voters list for the upcoming Local Self Government polls.
The petition requested the apex court to listen to their argument ahead of issuing an interim order in the case. The petition comes at a time when the Election Commission is planning to move the Supreme Court challenging the High Court order which mandated the elections to be conducted in accordance with the voters list of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The petition was filed by Muslim League Nadapuram constituency president Sooppi Narikkatteri. Dushyant Dave and Harees Beeran will represent the party in the court. Muslim League has alleged that the state government and Election Commission are trying to delay the election proceedings. In the petition, Muslim League has asked not to delay the election proceedings.
The Election Commission wanted to conduct the election based on the 2015 voters list. However, the High Court told the EC not to proceed with the 2015 voters list after considering the appeal filed by UDF questioning the move. The High Court then cancelled the Election Commission’s order and said that the 2019 voters list can be used. The government had claimed that a new voters list would be a financial burden for the state.
"Court pointed out that a voter should not be excluded from the voters list without proper reasons. A voter whose name is included in one of the lists, should not have to add his name for the local Self Government Polls. This would be unfair to the voters," the court said.