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Gujarat Rajya Sabha seats: SC rejects Cong plea; separate polls on July 5

An election petition is a procedure to call into question the election results of parliamentary, Assembly or local elections

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to entertain a plea by the challenging the Election Commission's decision to hold separate bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats in the state.

A vacation bench comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice B R Gavai, however, granted liberty to the to file 'election petition' after conclusion of polls to the two Rajya Sabha seats vacated by Union Ministers Amit Shah and Smriti Irani.

An election petition is a procedure to call into question the election results of parliamentary, Assembly or local elections.

The two Rajya Sabha seats fell vacant after Shah and Irani got elected the Lok Sabha from Gujarat's Gandhinagar and Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, respectively.

The plea was filed by Congress MLA and Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly Pareshbhai Dhanani.

First Published: Tue, June 25 2019. 12:05 IST
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