Delaying tactics?



Community activist Phiroze Amroliwalla has filed an interim application before the Bombay High Court "seeking directions as to updation of the voters list prior to holding fresh election and seeking that the schedule for holding elections be fixed after the proposed amendments to the scheme of election is approved by this Court."
As per the consent terms agreed to by all five Bombay Parsi Punchayat (BPP) trustees, the election is scheduled for seven trusteeship seats for March 27, 2022.
The election has been thrice delayed by the supporters of the former BPP chairman Dinshaw Mehta. Mehta's loyalist currently hold a three to two majority on the BPP.
The BPP electoral rolls over the years are replete with names of deceased voters, leave aside those who have changed residence. Unless a door to door census is undertaken, the list will have inaccuracies. Undertaking such a mammoth task will take time and money. The same lists with some updatation have been used in the past. While voting, registered voters have to show their BPP electoral certificate and/or some government issued photo identity card. The administrative staff  and the candidates' observers have to remain vigilant that no impersonation occurs. 
  Justice A. K. Menon has directed the matter to be heard on December 6.