New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday rejected the petition filed by the dozen of petitioners including some councilors of BJP and Congress seeking the cancellation of Election Commission's decision to reserve seats for the Scheduled Caste candidates in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections slated in April.

The bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Rajiv Shakdhar pronounced the verdict saying “government has right to give state election commission the authority for the rotation of seats. When MCD trifurcation bill was passed in state assembly then it was cleared that the MCD poll will be based on 2001 census, so it is not wrong if MCD seat rotation is done according to the assembly. Hence court doesn’t feel to intervene on the issue.”

Petition was filed over three issues in the court, first that the MCD polls should be conducted as per the population of reserved ward rather than the assembly, second, the seats should be reserved on the basis of census 2012, while the third issue was the state election commission should reserve Scheduled Caste seats on the basis of their population in the ward rather than in the assembly seat.

But, court has termed state election commission’s stand over the issues as ‘right’.

The court has also rejected petitioners’ argument that Election Commission’s mathematics on giving women’s reservation in the municipal elections is ‘flawed’

Earlier, advocate O P Saxena and Rajiv Kaushik on behalf of some councilors filed petition in the court seeking to the quash the state election commission’s decision to reserve seats for the Scheduled Castes and women candidates in the MCD elections.