Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

High Court stays by-polls in Katol Assembly

ANI | Updated: Mar 19, 2019 19:24 IST

Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 19 (ANI): Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Tuesday stayed by-polls in Katol assembly constituency, which were scheduled to be held on April 11. 
The by-polls for the vacant seat were scheduled to be held along with the Lok Sabha polls on April 11. 
The seat fell vacant in October 2018 after the former Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ashish Deskmukh resigned from the state assembly.
A Public Interest Litigation in this regard was filed in the High Court seeking cancellation of the by-polls citing that the MLA who will be elected will only get to serve three-month term before the next state Assembly elections, which are scheduled to be held in October later this year. (ANI)