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PIL Seeking Direction To Not Conduct 2023 Elections In State: In Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court dismissed a public interest litigation filed by one Murali Krishna Brahmandam seeking directions to the State and Chief Election Commissioner not to hold the 2023 Assembly election in the state, but instead to directly elect people’s representatives from all political parties, as petitioner will elaborate. 

“The averments made in the writ petition do not make out any case for grant of indulgence,” said a division bench of Honourable Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice S Sujatha in the case of Murali Krishna Brahmandam vs Chief Electoral Officer (Writ petition 8443 of 2022). The writ petition is dismissed because it is misconceived.” 

The petition requested that the respondents NOT hold the 2023 Assembly election, but instead hold a direct election to directly elect representational people’s representatives from all political parties for the entire Karnataka state area, as Petitioner will elaborate – a move that is needed to make the Karnataka area more equitable to all. 

It has also requested that respondents and political parties work together to ask the Petitioner to act as the Interim Representative of Karnataka in order to RESTRUCTURE the Karnataka area government correctly, which is a need that cannot be met any other way. 

The bench went through the averments made in the petition and said, ”The petitioner is aggrieved with the Assembly elections held under the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (for short ‘the said Act’). There is no challenge to the provisions of the said Act. The averments made in the writ petition do not make out any case for grant of indulgence.” And dismissed the petition. 

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