HYDERABAD: The Telangana government on Wednesday filed a writ appeal challenging orders of Justice P. Naveen Rao keeping on hold the election process in Karimnagar Municipal Corporation till rectification of irregularities in voter lists and resolving of errors in delimitation carried out in ward numbers 3, 24 and 25 of the corporation. Justice Naveen Rao had issued a directive to this effect on Tuesday while adjudicating four petitions challenging the alleged procedural irregularities that had taken place in preparing the voters list of these wards in KMC. The single judge had in the open court asked the Karimnagar Municipal Commissioner to keep elections to the corporation on hold. A copy of the order was, however, unavailable.
Following the directive from the judge, the State Election Commission did not issue the election notification for Karimnagar Municipal Corporation on Tuesday, while issuing the same for elections to nine municipal corporations and 120 municipalities in the state after the division bench allowed issue of the election notification. Additional Advocate General J. Ramchander Rao on Wednesday moved the urgent petition and prayed that Chief Justice Bench Raghavendra Singh Chauhan hear the writ appeal challenging the order of the single Judge, even though the certified copy had not yet been obtained. The Chief Justice refused to hear the appeal without the certified copy of the Single Judge being there. He then adjourned the appeal to Friday.