Urban local body polls in 2 months: UP Govt to HC

The Uttar Pradesh government on friday told the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court that it will conduct elections for urban local bodies within a time-frame of two months.

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2011, 17:03 PM IST

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on friday
told the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court that it will
conduct elections for urban local bodies within a time-frame
of two months.

Additional Advocate General Jaideep Narain Mathur
submitted an undertaking in this regard before the division
bench of Justice Devi Prasad Singh and Justice S C Chaurasia
hearing four petitions challenging the process of appointing
administrators in urban local bodies.

The bench reserved its verdict after hearing the
petitions.

Mathur later said he told the court that government will
wait for a week to receive the 2011 census data failing which
notification will be issued after completing reservation
process on the basis of data of Census 2001 and elections will
be conducted within two months time.

The five-year tenure of urban local bodies in the state
had expired on November 15 following which the state
government had issued an order to appoint administrators on
November 13 after it failed to issue the poll notification due
to unavailability of Census 2011 data.

PTI