The other day the state government had issued an amendment to Section 33 of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act of 1955. However constitutional and legal experts say the government has no such powers and are saying that only legislative bodies have the power to make such amendments.
The government cut short the time required to conduct the elections but in the process ignored the rule that any amendment to an act, need to have a proposal for the same before the legislative assembly for its assent.
In the least case, the government could have issued an ordinance but they have issued a G.O which is not constitutionally valid. The High court can strike this out as there few petitions challenging the government’s move. This amendment was hurriedly brought to make sure the opposition do not have time to prepare for the civic polls.