Polls for IOA must go on as per schedule: SC

One-liner: The SC said on Thursday that the election of the office-bearers of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) must go ahead as scheduled and it will hear on Dec 7 the issues relating to the sports body, including the amendments sought to be made to the draft constitution.

No to urgent listing: A bench rejected the plea for urgent listing of the case which was sought on the ground that three minor amendments to the draft constitution have to be decided prior to the polls.

Election from Dec 10: The election for the office-bearers (of the IOA) is set to begin on Dec 10. Three minor amendments have taken place in the constitution prepared by former SC judge L Nageswara Rao. The hearing is needed to hear the issue related to amendments in the constitution, a lawyer said.

Plea opposed: The plea was opposed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre and senior advocate Rahul Mehra.

Fresh timeline approved: On Nov 3, the top court approved a fresh timeline submitted by the Justice L N Rao committee for the election of the IOA executive panel to be held on Dec 10.

Source: PTI

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