Jaipur : The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday provided relief to Nasreen Bano, a Congress councilor from Ward-32 of the Greater Nagar Nigam (GNN) in Jaipur. The court stayed an order passed by the Additional District Judge (ADJ) Court-7, Jaipur Metro-II, which had declared her election as illegal and void.

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The controversy stemmed from an election petition filed by Bhavani Singh, a BJP candidate from the same ward. Singh’s petition challenged Nasreen Bano’s eligibility to contest the election on the grounds that she had more than two children. The ADJ Court-7 ruled in favor of Singh, canceling Bano’s election.

However, Bano approached the High Court, arguing that she only had two children on the date of the election and the ADJ Court’s decision was based on inaccurate information. Justice Narendra Singh Dhadda heard Bano’s petition and issued a stay order on the ADJ Court’s ruling. The High Court will hear the case in detail on July 22.

This stay order allows Nasreen Bano to continue serving as a councilor for the time being. The High Court’s final decision in July will be crucial for both Bano and could set a precedent for future election petition cases.