Supreme Court dismisses Plea challenging Rahul Gandhi Election from Wayanad

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Published on: 17 December 2022 at 18:04 IST

Supreme Court A bench of Justices AS Bopanna and Dipankar Datta dismissed a Petition challenging the Election of Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad.

Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala in 2019.

Supreme Court dismissed the Petition filed by Saritha S Nair’s Petition challenging the Election of Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad.

Supreme Court observed, “Having heard counsel for the petitioner on merits, we see no reason to interfere with the impugned order. The special leave petition is, accordingly, dismissed,”.

Also in 2020, Supreme court dismissed a similar petition filed by Nair against Gandhi’s electoral win. At that time, the hearing was virtual and the court dismissed the plea as it couldn’t get in touch with her lawyer despite trying repeatedly.

Nair, whose nomination to contest from Wayanad seat was rejected, had approached the top court challenging the verdict of the Kerala High Court passed in October 2019.

It is found that Saritha S Nair nomination to contest in the Wayanad Lok Sabha election was discarded under Section 8 (3) of the People’s Representation Act, according to which the nomination submitted by a candidate who received imprisonment of at least two years under a criminal case can be canceled.

Later she was convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for three years each along with fines of Rs10,000 and Rs 45 lakh each in two cheating cases.

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