Further date has been given on the ongoing hearing in the High Court of the Panchayati Election case in Haryana. Now the next hearing will be on November 30. In such a situation, there is a possibility of panchayat elections not being held this year and if the government conducts elections now, then it will have to conduct elections according to the old rules. Because a case has been filed in Punjab and Haryana Highkoi against the provision of reservation in the Panchayat elections of the state. At present, while adjourning the hearing, the court has given 30 November for the next hearing.
The tenure of panchayats in the state ends from February 23. Now administrators have been appointed in their place. Who is getting the development works and other works done. So now new candidates are waiting for the elections to be held. Elections are to be held on the posts of Sarpanch-Panch in 22 Zilla Parishads, 142 Panchayat Samitis and 6305 Panchayats in the state.
Court orders, 13 petitions filed
The government told the court that they are ready to hold elections in the state. For this, the court should order them, because under the second amendment of the Panchayati Raj Act, some provisions were changed. Which have been challenged in court. So far 13 petitions have been filed.
Reservation has been challenged
On April 15, in the main case, the petitioner said that the elections should be conducted according to the old rules. Because in the new provision, 8 percent seats have been reserved for BC-A category. It was done that the minimum number of seats should not be less than 2. which are not possible. Only 6 districts in the Zilla Parishad have lived up to this rule. In the rest of the districts, one seat will be extra. This spoils the reservation. Which shows the arbitrariness of the government. At the same time, the rule has been made to give 50 percent seats to women.