Ker­ala HC dis­qual­i­fies Mus­lim League MLA

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - My India My Vote -

THIRU­VANAN­THA­PU­RAM: The Ker­ala high court on Fri­day dis­qual­i­fied Mus­lim League’s sit­ting leg­is­la­tor KM Shaji for “cam­paign­ing on com­mu­nal lines” in the 2016 assem­bly elec­tions. The HC’s rul­ing came on a pe­ti­tion filed by Shaji’s ri­val MV Nikesh Ku­mar of the Com­mu­nist Marx­ist Party (CMP), who lost the poll with a slen­der mar­gin in north Ker­ala’s Kan­nur dis­trict to Shaji,. Af­ter dis­qual­i­fy­ing the leg­is­la­tor, the sin­gle bench of the High Court also in­structed the elec­tion com­mis­sion to con­duct fresh elec­tion.

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