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MP High Court blasts bureaucrat for declaring loser as winner in native polls

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BHOPAL: Coming down closely on the Panna district collector Sanjay Mishra for declaring the loser candidate as winner in final month’s Janpad Panchayat vice-chairman elections, the Madhya Pradesh High Court handed strictures in opposition to the collector, observing, “He’s acting as a political agent, he’s not fit to be a collector.”

“He (Panna district collector) conducted himself as a political agent, he has no regards for principles of natural justice, this man should be removed from the post of district collector,” Justice Vivek Agarwal who headed the one decide bench of MP High Court noticed whereas listening to the petition pertaining to declaring of loser candidate as winner in final month’s Gunnor Janpad Panchayat vice-chairperson polls.

The Gunnor Janpad Panchayat (which is a part of the Panna district) was among the many 312 Janpad Panchayats in MP, the place newly elected Janpad Panchayat members had voted to elect chairperson and vice-chairperson on July 27 and 28.

The 25-members robust Gunnor Janpad Panchayat voted to elect chairperson and vice-chairperson on July 27. In the vice-chairperson ballot, the Congress backed candidate Parmanand Sharma defeated the closest rival Ramshiromani Mishra (backed by ruling BJP) by securing 13 out of the 25 votes.

The presiding officer of the election Ram Niwas Choudhary, subsequently issued  the election certificates to the successful candidate Parmanand Sharma the identical day. But the identical day, an election petition was filed by the shedding candidate Ramshiromani Mishra earlier than the Panna district collector (district election officer) difficult the ballot end result.

According to the precise winner candidate’s counsel Quazi Fakhruddin, “without following the rules pertaining to admission and hearing of election petition (which is heard akin to a civil suit trial), the district collector Sanjay Mishra, without giving an opportunity of hearing to the respondent (winning candidate) passed an ex parte order, annulling the poll result. He then called for a fresh election the next day through the lottery system, without notifying it and informing my client about it and later declared the actual loser candidate Ramshiromani Mishra (the ruling BJP backed candidate) as the winner.”

Aggrieved by the one-sided order, which violated the ideas of pure justice additionally, the precise Gunnor Janpad Panchayat vice chairperson ballot winner Parmanand Sharma challenged earlier than the High Court the annulling of his election and the declaration of the declared loser candidate as winner.

On Wednesday, whereas passing strictures in opposition to the Panna district collector Sanjay Mishra, the one decide High Court bench stayed each the orders of the collector dated July 27 and July 28. With this particular election of Congress backed candidate Parmanand Sharma turns into efficient once more, the petitioner’s counsel informed The New Indian Express.

BHOPAL: Coming down closely on the Panna district collector Sanjay Mishra for declaring the loser candidate as winner in final month’s Janpad Panchayat vice-chairman elections, the Madhya Pradesh High Court handed strictures in opposition to the collector, observing, “He’s acting as a political agent, he’s not fit to be a collector.”

“He (Panna district collector) conducted himself as a political agent, he has no regards for principles of natural justice, this man should be removed from the post of district collector,” Justice Vivek Agarwal who headed the one decide bench of MP High Court noticed whereas listening to the petition pertaining to declaring of loser candidate as winner in final month’s Gunnor Janpad Panchayat vice-chairperson polls.

The Gunnor Janpad Panchayat (which is a part of the Panna district) was among the many 312 Janpad Panchayats in MP, the place newly elected Janpad Panchayat members had voted to elect chairperson and vice-chairperson on July 27 and 28.

The 25-members robust Gunnor Janpad Panchayat voted to elect chairperson and vice-chairperson on July 27. In the vice-chairperson ballot, the Congress backed candidate Parmanand Sharma defeated the closest rival Ramshiromani Mishra (backed by ruling BJP) by securing 13 out of the 25 votes.

The presiding officer of the election Ram Niwas Choudhary, subsequently issued  the election certificates to the successful candidate Parmanand Sharma the identical day. But the identical day, an election petition was filed by the shedding candidate Ramshiromani Mishra earlier than the Panna district collector (district election officer) difficult the ballot end result.

According to the precise winner candidate’s counsel Quazi Fakhruddin, “without following the rules pertaining to admission and hearing of election petition (which is heard akin to a civil suit trial), the district collector Sanjay Mishra, without giving an opportunity of hearing to the respondent (winning candidate) passed an ex parte order, annulling the poll result. He then called for a fresh election the next day through the lottery system, without notifying it and informing my client about it and later declared the actual loser candidate Ramshiromani Mishra (the ruling BJP backed candidate) as the winner.”

Aggrieved by the one-sided order, which violated the ideas of pure justice additionally, the precise Gunnor Janpad Panchayat vice chairperson ballot winner Parmanand Sharma challenged earlier than the High Court the annulling of his election and the declaration of the declared loser candidate as winner.

On Wednesday, whereas passing strictures in opposition to the Panna district collector Sanjay Mishra, the one decide High Court bench stayed each the orders of the collector dated July 27 and July 28. With this particular election of Congress backed candidate Parmanand Sharma turns into efficient once more, the petitioner’s counsel informed The New Indian Express.