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Keonjhar trust vote case: HC rejects disqualification of 9 rebel BJD councillors

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today rejected the order of State Election Commission (SEC) to disqualify the membership of the nine BJD councillors of Keonjhar Municipality who had voted against chairperson of the civic body.

With the move of the High Court, the membership of all the nine councillors remained intact.

It may be recalled that the nine rebel councillors of the municipality were charged with violation of anti-defection law as per the amendment to Section 17 of the Odisha Municipal Act, 1950 (Odisha Municipal Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 2015.

The BJD had moved SEC against nine of its rebel councillors after its Keonjhar Municipality chairperson Meena Majhi lost in the no-trust motion on December 28, 2015.

Defying the party whip, these nine BJD councillors had voted in favour of the trust vote.

Meanwhile, the High Court had also asked the SEC not to come up with a notification for re-election for the nine councillor posts of the municipality till further order.

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