Election of Sagar`s eunuch mayor set aside

Last Updated: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 20:34

Sagar (MP): The election of mayor of Sagar Municipal Corporation, Kamla Bai, an eunuch, has been set aside by the district court for submitting wrong information about her caste.
Kamla Bai`s nearest rival Suman Ahirwar had challenged
her election on the ground that she did not belong to Kori
caste as claimed by her in the nomination papers.

The court also ruled that petitioner Ahirwar should now
be appointed as mayor.

The post of Sagar mayor was reserved for woman of
scheduled caste community at the 2009 election.

Kamla Bai`s counsel said since nobody had objected to
her nomination papers during scrutiny on basis of her caste,
there was no point in entertaining the petition, but the court
ruled that cannot be the basis for rejecting the petition.

The district judge Pratibha Ratnaparkhi while delivering
the judgement directed the district collector to ensure
removal of Kamla Bai as mayor of the city and replace her with
her nearest rival Suman Ahirwar, the petitioner.
Kamla Bai was elected as mayor to the Sagar Municipal
Corporation as an independent in December 2009 by a margin of
43,000 votes and had later joined the BJP.

Later, Kamla Bai`s counsel moved an application to the
district and sessions court seeking time to file an appeal in
the higher court, following which the court stayed the
execution of its order till December 15.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 20:34

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