Judgments passed by the State Election Commissioner:

Section 4 of the Karnataka Local Authorities ( Prohibition of Defection) Act,1987 empowers the State Election Commissioner to decide the complaints filed under the said Act for disqualification of the Members of the Taluk Panchayats and Zilla Panchayats and also Section 129(2) of the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act,1993 empowers the State Election Commissioner to declare the seats held by a Member of a Taluk Panchayat as vacant on the grounds of disqualification as provided in Section 129(1) thereof. Similarly, Section 168(2) of the said Act also empowers the State Election Commissioner to declare the seats held by a Member of a Zilla Panchayat as vacant on the grounds of disqualification as provided in Section 168(1) as and when the elected member absents himself for more than three consecutive ordinary meetings etc.

The gist of some of the recent judgments rendered by the State Election Commissioner on the complaints are given below.

Recent Judgment rendered by State Election Commissioner
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SEC 3 ADA 2002 - 03 Order Date 21-09-2002
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SEC 4 ADA 2002 - 03 Order Date 11-10-2002
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SEC 9 TZP 2001 - 02 Order Date 26-10-2002
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SEC 1 ADA 2002 - 03 Order Date 30-11-2002
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SEC 6 ADA 2002 Order Date 04-01-2003