HC dismisses election petition against Kamal Nath
Jabalpur: In a relief to Union minister Kamal Nath, the Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition challenging his election to Lok Sabha in 2009 from Chhindwara.
The petition filed by BJP`s Choudhary Chandrabhan Singh, his rival in the election, was dismissed by Justice K K Lahoti for lack of evidence.
The petitioner had alleged that Nath used a helicopter for campaigning but did not state the full expenses on it.
Nath had used the chopper for 18 days, but showed that he had hired it only for six hours, and shown expenditure of Rs 3.96 lakh, the petitioner alleged.
As per the rules of the company which rented it out, it had to be hired for a minimum of two hours a day, the petition said.
So Nath, in fact, had spent more than the ceiling of Rs 25 lakh fixed by the Election Commission of India, it alleged.
However, Nath`s counsel Vivek Tankha argued that Supreme Court, in a similar case, had dismissed the petition.
Chandrabhan Singh`s lawyer said he will file appeal in the Supreme Court.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- 'BJP is winning by absolute majority in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections'
- India can meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030, says ISRO
- 7th Pay Commission: Allowances committee raises HRA to 30%?
- J&K: 26 soldiers martyred, 22 militants killed as Army steps up security in Valley
- Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017: Samajwadi Party's 'kaam bolta hai' slogan faces litmus test