HC gives relief to disqualified corporator

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 16 September 2017

Pune: BJP corporator Kavita Vairage, who was elected from the Salisbury Park-Maharshi Nagar ward and was subsequently disqualified by the State Election Commission (SEC), was granted interim relief by the Mumbai High Court, which asked the SEC to allow her to function as an elected representative in the PMC. 

Pune: BJP corporator Kavita Vairage, who was elected from the Salisbury Park-Maharshi Nagar ward and was subsequently disqualified by the State Election Commission (SEC), was granted interim relief by the Mumbai High Court, which asked the SEC to allow her to function as an elected representative in the PMC. 

The SEC had disqualified Vairage owing to delay in submitting her caste validity verification certificate to the election department of the PMC. The certificate has to be submitted within six months of getting elected. However, Vairage had challenged her disqualification in the High Court. 

Three BJP corporators including Vairage were disqualified last months following their failure to submit their caste validity verification certificates. The other disqualified members are Varsha Sathe and Arati Kondhare. Sathe was elected from Upper Super-Indira Nagar, while Kondhare was elected from Khadakmal Ali-Mahatma Phule Peth.

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