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Madras HC dismiss petition challenging nomination of BJP leader Nainar Nagendran as a LS candidate

- April 16, 2024

Chennai, April 16( BPNS)

Madras High Court rejected a petition challenging the nomination of BJP leader Nainar Nagendran as a candidate for Tirunelveli Lok Sabha constituency.

The first bench of the Madras High Court represented by Chief Justice SV Gangapurwala and Justice J Sathya Narayana Prasad on Tuesday heard the petition against the acceptance of the poll nomination of Nainar Nagendran as a candidate for Tirunelveli Lok Sabha seat.

The division bench however refused to accept the petition stating that the poll date was on April 19 th and that it was too late for the petition to be entertained.

The petitioner, V. Maharajan informed the court that the Tirunelveli returning officer accepted the election nomination of the BJP leader Nainar Nagendran without considering his representation against it.

Maharajan said that he had informed the returning officer that the BJP candidate had suppressed facts in the nomination papers. He said that the candidate had even concealed the criminal case against him in the nomination papers.

The petitioner also sought the Election Commission of India to take action against the returning officer for negligently accepting the nomination of the candidate without considering his representation.

However the court rejected his petition.