[12/6, 07:21] Sekarreporter: Local body polls: Why should law not be followed, CJ asks T.N.: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/local-body-polls-why-should-law-not-be-followed-cj-asks-tn/article30199961.ece
[12/6, 07:21] Sekarreporter: Is delimitation not necessary after bifurcation of districts, CJI asks TN counsel
During the hearing of a petition filed by the DMK seeking postponement of local body polls pending delimitation exercise in nine reconstituted districts, senior advocates representing the Tamil Nadu government initially argued while opposing the petition. However, Chief Justice of India Sharad A. Bobde asked: “We are not against your bifurcation or trifurcation [of districts], but having done that, why should the law [on delimitation] not be followed?”
The hearing was based on arguments made by petitioners, advocate Jaya Sukin and the DMK, represented by senior advocates Kapil Sibal, A.M. Singhvi and P. Wilson, that the Constitution mandated fresh delimitation after the reconstitution of nine districts.