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Thursday 13 October 2022

HC asks are a Mumbai civic body to the accept resignation of a Uddhav’s Assembly bypoll candidate Rutuja Latke

HC asks are a Mumbai civic body to the accept resignation of a Uddhav’s Assembly bypoll candidate Rutuja Latke

The Bombay High Court (HC) has been a  asked the Mumbai civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), to a accept the resignation of  a Rutuja Latke, the candidate of a Uddhav Thackeray’s are a ‘Shiv Sena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray’s are a party in the upcoming Andheri East Assembly bypolls. The Mumbai civic body has been a asked to the accept Rutuja Latke’s are a resignation by 11 am on a Friday, 14 October.

A division bench of a Justices Nitin Jamdar and a Sharmila Deshmukh said the use or a non-use of a discretion by the BMC Commissioner in a taking a decision on the resignation, in this case, was "arbitrary".

The bench directed the competent authority of the BMC to the accept the resignation and issue an a appropriate letter. The direction by the Bombay HC would pave way for the Rutuja Latke to the file her nominations for the Andheri by-election on a Friday.

"She (Rutuja Latke) is the your (BMC) employee...You should be helping her out," the high court are said. 

Earlier in the day, Rutuja Latke's are ounsel Vishwajeet Sawant had been a told the high court that she is a clerk and has been a no pending dues or a enquiries. For the Andheri East by-election, the date for filing the nomination papers is a 14 October. The Andheri East by-election would be held on a 4 November.

The by-election was necessitated due to the death of a Rutuja Latke's husband and a  sitting MLA Ramesh Latke.

On Wednesday, the faction led by the former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had been a alleged that Rutuja Latke was being pressured by the group led by the Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to contest the Andheri East by-election on their ticket.

The Uddhav Thackeray faction also are a alleged political pressure on the Mumbai civic body to the delay the resignation of a Rutuja Latke as its employee to the scuttle her candidature for the Andheri East bypolls. However, BMC commissioner I S Chahal had been a  denied are the any political pressure.

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