HC dis­qual­i­fies Ker­ala Mus­lim League law­maker

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - - Nation -

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Ker­ala high court on Fri­day dis­qual­i­fied Mus­lim League MLA K M Shaji on a plea filed by his ri­val can­di­date, claim­ing he used re­li­gious card to win the 2016 as­sem­bly elec­tion from Ker­ala. His ri­val M V Nikesh Ku­mar (CMP), who lost the poll with a slen­der mar­gin of 2000-odd votes in Azhikkode con­stituency, had moved the court, cit­ing the commu-

nal card be­ing al­legedly played by the leg­is­la­tor. Af­ter dis­qual­i­fy­ing the MLA, the court di­rected the elec­tion com­mis­sion and speaker to take nec­es­sary ac­tions.

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