Secunderabad Cantonment Board Elections Cancelled By Defence Ministry

Secunderabad Cantonment Board Elections Cancelled  - Sakshi Post

NEW DELHI/SECUNDERABAD: The Ministry of Defence has cancelled the upcoming elections for the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) board members on Friday. The Ministry issued a gazette on Friday canceling the gazette issued on February 17 by the special powers vested with the Ministry of Defense, it stated in the latest orders. Elections for the SCP board were scheduled to be held on April 30, and the Ministry had notified that the Cantonment Board elections will be held on April 30 in all 58 cantonments in the country.

The nominated members had reportedly asked for the elections to be postponed for 6 months, to which the ministry responded and decided to cancel it.

On the other hand, while the process of merging the cantonment area with the GHMC continues, the representatives of Cantonment Vikasmanch, a voluntary organization, approached the court challenging the announcement of the board election schedule. The hearing on this petition will be held on March 23.

Secunderabad Cantonment Board is India’s second largest cantonment board, after Bathinda Cantonment. Earlier MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao wrote a letter to Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh seeking immediate intervention of the Government of India in restoring the names of 35,000 electors who were deleted from eight wards of the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) and helping them participate in the democratic exercise of voting.

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