Allahabad: After a long gap of around two-and-a-half years, the Allahabad High Court today quashed the election petition filed against the election...
Allahabad: After a long gap of around two-and-a-half years, the Allahabad High Court today quashed the election petition filed against the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi parliamentary seat.
A single bench of Justice Vikram Nath quashed the petition as not maintainable and even termed that the petitioner filed the plea halfheartedly.
Petitioner Ajay Rai, a Congress candidate who contested against Mr Modi, had requested the court to declare the election of Mr Modi from Varanasi as null and void, as he had adopted corrupt practices to win the election.
He had based his petitions on two grounds -- improper acceptance of nomination paper of Mr Modi and corrupt practice of excess expenditure by him.
Mr Rai had alleged in his affidavit that in violation of the Supreme Court order, Mr Modi had left columns seeking information about his wife Yashoda Ben's PAN card and her income details blank.