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HC terminates BJP MLA's election over defective nomination

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The Friday invalidated the election of BJP MLA from for submitting a defective

Manek's victory from the Assembly constituency in 2017 was challenged in the HC by his opponent and candidate

Ahir, in his petition, has said Manek's election should be set aside as he had submitted a defective

Admitting the contention raised by Ahir, Justice Paresh Upadhyay Friday cancelled the election held for the seat in December 2017.

Though Ahir also sought to declare himself as the winner, the court has not accepted that prayer and only ordered the cancellation of the election.

In his petition, Ahir claimed that Manek forgot to write the name of the constituency in the form, a lapse which calls for cancellation of his election.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 13:05 IST