Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Teeka Ram Meena is planning to approach the High Court for clearing the legal hurdles in holding by-election to the Manjeswaram Assembly constituency. ‘‘I will approach the High Court in a week or two after discussing the issue with our standing counsel,’’ Mr. Meena said. As the case was progressing in the High Court, Mr. Razaq died in October 2018. In February 2019, Mr. Surendran announced plans to withdraw his petition. With the case still in court, the Manjeswaram by-election has been delayed for more than six months.
Source: The Hindu May 24, 2019 15:21 UTC