Election of E Ahamed as MP challenged before HC

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 11:46

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has admitted
a petition challenging election of Union Minister E Ahamed
from Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala in view of
merger of his party Muslim League of Kerala State Committee
(MLKSC) with the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).

Filing the petition through counsel Bahar-U-Barqi, IUML
General Secretary A S Fathima Muzaffer sought direction from
the court to the Lok Sabha Speaker to disqualify Ahamed from
membership of the House and declare his election as null and

The petitioner said MLKSC is a state registered political
party and due to "misrepresentation" by the Minister of State
for External Affairs, the Election Commission has confirmed
amalgamation of MLKSC with IUML on March 3 and recognised
Ahamed as IUML President.

Claiming to have obtained the informations through RTI
application, the petitioner prayed that EC`s communication
confirming amalgamation of MLKSC with IUML be stayed and
Ahamed restrained from claiming himself to be IUML chief as
also MP.

"Ahmed misrepresented EC, Law Ministry, Lok Sabha and
even UPA Chairperson and the Prime Minister that he belonged
IUML and became part and parcel of UPA government," the
petitioner said.

Alleging that EC paid no attention to IUML`s objections
against the minister`s claim to be IUML chief, the petitioner
said the EC has a turned blind eye to its representations and
confirmed "illegal" amalgamation of MLKSC with IUML.

Admitting the plea, Justice Vipin Sanghi sought response
from Ahamed, the EC, Law Ministry and the Lok Sabha Speaker by
July 12.


First Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 11:46

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