Image Source: barandbench.com A bench headed by chief Justice of India SA Bobde issued a notice to state election commission and had stayed the order of Karnataka High court to hold the elections of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). It should be announced within 6 weeks and elections need to be announced for 198 wards. The high court had on December 4 held the validity of Karnataka municipal corporation third amendment act,2020 which had raised the number of wards from 198 to 243 wards. The same was challenged before the high court which upheld the same but stated that it will not apply to the elections of this time which will be held karnatka corporation. "In other words, the High Court has directed the State to conduct elections in a manner which is contrary to a validly and unanimously enacted piece of legislation," the petition states.