The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday granted stay on the municipal elections, stalled by the Bombay high court in Goa for 5 out of total 11 municipal constituencies. As a result of SC orders, election process has been restored back with immediate effect by the state election commission. The state Election commission is expected to shortly reschedule administrative affairs hampered due to courts orders.
Speaking to media persons in Panjim after attending the hearing, Advocate General of Goa Devidas Pangam said that the Goa Government had pleaded before the SC 329 article of Indian Constitution, bars court from interfering in ongoing elections processes.
“In over view , the high court could not have interfered with the election process. Elections is foundation of democracy. If court interfere in elections , democracy is interfered, said Pangam
He said that “In case of municipal elections disputes, district court has to resolve the issue. Verdict in the matter has been slated for forthcoming Tuesday”.