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AAP will go to Supreme Court for early hearing of its petition on Mayor Elections: Bhagwant Mann theinsiderinsight

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will approach the Supreme Court seeking early hearing of its plea on the Chandigarh mayor election. His statement has come at a time when just a few hours ago the Punjab and Haryana High Court refused to grant any relief on AAP's plea to quash Tuesday's mayoral election and conduct it afresh.

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The High Court also asked the Union Territory Chandigarh Administration to file its reply within three weeks and adjourned the hearing of the case to February 26. AAP-Congress have accused Presiding Officer Anil Masih of tampering with the ballot papers. Masih and BJP have denied this. BJP won all three posts in the elections.

Mann said, “We will go to the Supreme Court. We will demand an early hearing in this matter. There is video of everything.'' He asked why the Union Territory Chandigarh Administration needs three weeks to prepare the report?

The Chief Minister was answering the questions asked in the press conference here. He was addressing a press conference on the occasion of chairing a meeting with Deputy Commissioners. In this meeting, the Chief Minister also reviewed the functioning of various departments.

Mann said, “Whatever happened in the mayor's election yesterday is the murder of democracy.” He said, “Even before this, such things have been happening under his rule, but there is video footage of everything that happened yesterday.” . It is everyone's responsibility to save democracy and we all should make efforts.

Mann had on Tuesday alleged 'fraud' in the mayoral elections and said that this day will be remembered as a black day for the country's democracy. Meanwhile, AAP announced that it will protest outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi on February 2 on this issue in which its convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Mann will participate.

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