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Madras High Court dismisses petition challenging nomination of BJP candidate

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The Madras High Court dismissed a petition challenging BJP leader Nainar Nagendran’s nomination for the Tirunelveli Lok Sabha seat in Tamil Nadu. The division bench refused to entertain the petition, citing its late submission close to the polling date on April 19.

The petition, filed by V. Maharajan, argued that Nagendran’s nomination was accepted without considering his representation against it. Maharajan claimed the BJP candidate had withheld crucial information, including a criminal case, in his nomination papers.

Maharajan also called for action against the returning officer for negligently accepting Nagendran’s nomination. However, the court ruled in favor of Nagendran, stating that the timing of the petition was inappropriate given the impending poll date.

The first bench of the Madras High Court, comprising Chief Justice S.V. Gangapurwala and Justice J. Sathya Narayana Prasad, deliberated on the matter on Tuesday before rejecting the petition. Despite Maharajan’s concerns, the court upheld Nagendran’s nomination for the Lok Sabha constituency.


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