HC dismisses plea to postpone Kerala elections
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 21:04
Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed a writ petition seeking postponement of the Assembly elections in the state scheduled for April 13.

The petitioner, M Vinod Vengeri of Kozhikode, submitted that as the polls were scheduled "in the midst of holidays and festivals", a majority of people would not turn up to cast their votes.

In this regard, the petitioner sought postponement of the polls after 'Vishu', which falls on April 14.

A division bench comprising Justice C N Ramachandran Nair and Justice BP Ray dismissed the petition 'in limine' (a motion presented at the outset of a case to determine the admissibility of certain evidence), recording that the election process has been set in motion and the court cannot interfere in the conduct of the election.


First Published: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 21:04

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