A bench of justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad dismissed the plea after the Election Commission told the court that the two have been booked for allegedly resorting to electoral malpractices.
As the plea came up for hearing before the bench, the poll panel counsel Niranjan Rajagopalan told the judges that FIRs have been filed against both the candidates on complaints of violation of the model code.
Petitioner V Abdullah Sait of Ramanathapuram had urged the court to direct the EC to initiate action against Kanimozhi and Anand, contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Tuticorin and Vellore constituencies respectively, for violating the model code.
He had also sought the court's directive to the poll panel to bar the duo from contesting the polls.
Pointing to the seizure of huge cash by the Income Tax Department, purportedly belonging to Anand, the petitioner had sought action against him also.
These candidates have made a mockery of the system and have reduced the faith of common citizens in the election process, he alleged.
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