Madras HC upholds Narayanasamy`s election
Madras HC on Friday upheld the election of Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy from Puducherry holding that allegation that he had not disclosed details while filing his nomination had not been proved.
Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday upheld
the election of Union Minister of State for Parliamentary
Affairs V Narayanasamy from Puducherry holding that the
allegation that he had not disclosed details while filing his
nomination for the 2009 Lok Sabha polls had not been proved.
"The petitioner is not in a position to show that
non-disclosure of such information as per section 33-A of
Representation of the People Act would be sufficient ground to
declare the election of Narayanasamy as null and void,"
Justice M Jaichandren said.
The petitioner, S K Dhamodhar, election agent of
Visweswaran, the BJP`s candidate from the constituency,
alleged that when Narayanasamy was Congress party observer for
Chhattisgarh state for the election, a case was lodged against
him for his alleged defamatory remarks by Ajay Chandrakar, a
former minister, with a Raipur judicial magistrate.
Dhamodhar submitted that Naryanasamy, in a sworn
affidavit to the returning officer of the constituency, had
falsely declared that there was no case pending against him.
From the materials placed before the court it cannot be
said Narayanasamy had wilfully suppressed certain materials,
facts and particulars, which would have substantially affected
the outcome of the election, the Judge said.
"As such the election petition is liable to be dismissed
in lamina for want of proper pleading," the Judge said.