HC disqualifies Kerala Muslim League lawmaker
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.