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HC adjourns hearing on petition challenging election of UP BJP MLA

Press Trust of India  |  Allahabad (UP) 

The on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on a petition challenging the election of an BJP lawmaker to next week.

The petition alleged that UP S P Singh Baghel had procured a Scheduled Caste (SC) certificate, despite belonging to the Other Backward Class (OBC), and contested a reserved seat, Tunda, in the last year's state Assembly polls.

Justice M C Tripathi today adjourned the hearing to next Monday while hearing the petition, filed last year by Prem Pal Singh, a candidate, who had also contested from the Tundla seat.

The for the BJP MLA had requested the court to adjourn the hearing, saying that Baghel's reply was "under preparation" and a copy of it would be served to the petitioner's within three days.

Last May, the court had issued a notice to the and had directed the to submit his defence by way of a written statement, along with a list of documents.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 22:35 IST