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AAP moves Supreme Court, says communication from Centre should not affect Delhi civic polls schedule

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The plea in the Supreme Court was filed by the AAP after the Delhi State Election Commission indefinitely deferred the MCD elections citing a communication from the Lieutenant Governor conveying that the Centre was intending to pass legislation to merge the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi. Also Read - Aam Aadmi Party Likely to Send Cricketer Harbhajan Singh to Rajya Sabha

Last week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow MCD elections to take place in the national capital, saying postponing polls weakens the democratic system.

His remarks came after the Delhi State Election Commission sought the advice of legal experts if it can still hold polls for the three municipal corporations following a communication from the Centre for their unification.

Forcing the EC to cancel elections is unprecedented, unconstitutional, and bad for democracy,
Arvind Kejriwal,
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