Gujarat Rajya Sabha poll: HC issues notice to EC, Ahmed Patel

first_imgThe Gujarat High Court on Mondya issued notices to the Election Commission and others including the winning candidate Ahmed Patel, acting in a petition filed by Balwantsinh Rajput, who lost the poll, challenging the EC’s decision of invalidating two votes. The notices are returnable on September 21. The court is yet to admit the petition that contends that the EC had no powers to invalidate any vote as that’s only a Returning Officer (RO) can do it. Justice Bela Trivedi issued notices to the Election Commission, Congress leader Ahmed Patel and also the two other candidates – BJP president Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani.last_img

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