High Court stays MP government’s move to bifurcate civic bodies

Bhopal, November 13, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): In the matter of demarcation of Municipality and Municipal Corporations, the Government of Madhya Pradesh received a major setback from the court on Wednesday. The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court not only gave a stay on the procedure being followed by the state government, but also asked the government to reply in the entire matter in two weeks. The High Court, while hearing the petition of Councilor Dilip Sharma and Bharat Parikh, stopped the demarcation process initiated by the government by authorizing the collectors.
After the stay of the court, the demarcation process has been stopped in the state with the inclusion of Baank and Nanod villages in Indore. During the hearing on behalf of Madhya Pradesh government, it was said that there was no mistake in demarcation process. At the same time, the petitioners rejected the procedure adopted by the government as wrong.
It is to be noted that Councilor Dilip Sharma and Bharat Parikh had filed a petition in the High Court of Indore bench to include Bank and Nanod villages in the Municipal Corporation. After incorporating 29 villages around the city in the Indore Municipal Corporation, the government started the process of including these two villages in nani. The High Court reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from both sides in the case.