Why the Gujarat HC rendered the 2017 election of BJP MLA Pabubha Manek void

Meera Emmanuel April 12 2019
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The Gujarat High Court on Friday set aside the election of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Pabubha  Manek to the Gujarat Legislative Assembly.

After Manek was elected from the Dwarka constituency in December 2017, Indian National Congress (INC) candidate Ahir Marakhibhai had moved the Gujarat High Court contending that Manek's election was liable to be quashed since his nomination was defective. In this regard, Section 100 of the Representation of  People Act, 1951 was invoked.

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