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SC seeks response on Ahmed Patel's plea to stay proceedings in Guj HC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today sought the response of a BJP on a plea by seeking a stay of proceedings in the which is hearing a petition challenging the senior leader's election to the

A bench headed by Dipak Misra, however, allowed the to frame the issues to be decided by it on the petition filed by BJP challenging Patel's election to the Rajput had lost the election to Patel.

The bench, which also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, made it clear that the high court will not proceed in the matter thereafter.

The bench then posted the matter after four weeks and asked both the parties to complete their pleadings by filing replies and rejoinder affidavits in the mean time.

In his plea, Patel has said that the election petition filed by his rival BJP nominee Rajput in the high court was not maintainable and needed to be dismissed.

Patel was elected to the last year after defeating Rajput, who had resigned from the to join the BJP which had nominated him as its candidate.

Immediately after Patel got elected, Rajput had filed a petition in the high court challenging the poll panel's decision to invalidate the votes of two rebel MLAs.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 12:40 IST
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