HC grants stay on releasing final voter list by EC

Hyderabad, Oct.5 (Maxim News): The common High Court has taken up the trial on the petitions filed on voter list irregularities in Telangana state. Following the directions of the Supreme Court, the petitioners Marri Shashidhar Reddy and Shashank Reddy filed a petition in High Court along with the Supreme Court copy.

The Supreme Court immediately has taken up the trail and imposed stay on releasing of final voter list after hearing both sides of arguments. The High Court also directed the election commission not to release the election notification before October 8. The Court suggested the election commission to announce the voter list following the notification writ petition. The Court informed election commission not to upload the final list of voters in the official website and asked election commission to submit the draft copy to the petitioners and High Court.

The Court posted the case to Monday while directing the election commission to file a counter on October 8. On the other hand, the High Court dismissed two petitions out of four petitions filed on the voter list.

It may be mentioned here that the petitioner and TPCC senior leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy alleged in his petition that there were irregularities in 70 lakh votes in the voter list. He filed a petition in Supreme Court urging the Court to implement the voter list following the correction schedule announced for general elections. The Supreme Court, after the trial on Thursday, directed the petitioner to approach the High Court as the High Court has the authority to postpone the election process. (Maxim News)

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