Home > News > PTI
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.
|© Copyright 2003 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.|