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Court unseats eunuch mayor of Gorakhpur

May 13, 2003 16:36 IST

The lone eunuch mayor from Uttar Pradesh, Asha Devi of Gorakhpur municipal corporation, has been unseated as her election was declared invalid by a local court.

"Asha Devi alias Amarnath was not a female but a male and since the post of the mayor was reserved for a female, Asha Devi was not eligible for the seat," special judge A N Upadhyaya said.

The judgment was passed on an election petition filed by Samajwadi Party candidate, Anju Chowdhary, who had lost to Asha Devi by over 60,000 votes in the mayoral contest held on November 25, 2000.

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Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: Ridiculous

Everyone in India knows that most of the times Court,Judges and Judgements are blind. But could anyone imagine they could be so much blind....

Posted by Vasanth

Sub: it is sad!

we have reservations for women bcoz they are the minority,the shouldnt by the same logic we should have reservations for the eunuch......... asha devi ...

Posted by gd


By reding the Judgement, even a lay man can find fault with the election authorities who allowed her to contest in the election. The same ...

Posted by G L N REDDY

Sub: Unfair

I do agree misleading facts if wrong. but its unfair, I don't think there is seperate place option in SEX column. Secondly, It is not ...

Posted by Rajesh

Sub: court unseats eunuch mayor

Strange ! Did they discover today that the eunuch Mayor is Male. What were the law governing agencies doing all along. How could the election ...

Posted by bhanu



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