Attorney General asked to appear before Jharkhand HC

Jharkhand HC today asked the Attorney General of India to appear in person before it as it was not satisfied with the Centre`s affidavit on why the Delimitation Commission left out Jharkhand during its exercise last year.

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2010, 23:52 PM IST

Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court today asked
the Attorney General of India to appear in person before it as
it was not satisfied with the Centre`s affidavit on why the
Delimitation Commission left out Jharkhand during its exercise
last year.

Hearing a PIL filed by a social worker R K Singh, a
division bench headed by acting Chief Justice Sushil Harkoli
asked the Attorney General to appear in person before it
within a month.

The Centre had earlier filed an affidavit stating that
Jharkhand was not included in the list of states toured by the
Commission keeping law and order in mind. But the bench was
not satisfied by it.

Jharkhand was one of the states where delimitation
exercise was not taken up following objections by different
parties which feared delimitation would cut down reserved
seats.

PTI