New election petition filed

New election petition filed
A petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court (BHC) by Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trustees (chairwoman) Armaity Tirandaz, Viraf Mehta and Xerxes Dastur praying that a trustee’s term be reduced from seven to five years and the total number of years a trustee can serve be limited to 10.
All the five present trustees had agreed to both conditions when signing the consent terms in October 2021 but co-trustees Noshir Dadrawala and Kersi Randeria are shown as respondents along with the Charity Commissioner.
It is alleged that the petition is a ploy to delay the March 27, 2022 elections since Mehta had made the holding of elections conditional to the reforms being passed by the Court. The consent terms issue is before a division bench of the BHC. The Court has to rule whether to take the consent terms on record or keep them on
hold as Mehta had made his consent conditional.