MP: HC rejects plea against nomination rejection

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Jabalpur, Nov 15: The Madhya Pradesh High Court has upheld Returning Officer J S Dhurve's order rejecting the nomination of Raisen district's Silwani Congress nominee and former minister Jaswant Singh for not filing the 'B Form' in stipulated time for the assembly election.

Rejecting a writ petition filed by Mr Singh challenging the RO's order, High Court Judge Prakash Shrivastav yesterday declined to intervene in the process of rejecting the nomination and said the petitioner could file an election petition to ascertain the legality of rejecting the nomination.

Petitioner's counsel Naman Nagrath told the High Court that Mr Singh had filed the B Form in stipulated time.

Election office sources had earlier stated that Mr Singh attracted disqualification to contest as Congress nominee or as independent as neither the B Form was filed in stipulated time on November 7 nor his nomination was proposed by adequate number of voters.


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