Allahabad High Court to give verdict on plea challenging PM Narendra Modi's election from Varanasi
The Allahabad High Court will on Monday give its verdict on a petition challenging election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Monday.
Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court will on Monday give its verdict on a petition challenging election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Monday.
Justice Vikram nath had on November 24 passed the order after arguments were presented by petitioner and Congress leader Ajay Rai as well as from the respondent's side.
The court had also given time to both parties till ecember 1 for filing any further written submissions.
Rai, who is a sitting Congress MLA from Pindra assembly segment of Uttar Pradesh had unsuccessfully contested from the Varanasi constituency against Modi.
Rai had challenged election of Modi on number of grounds - that since the respondent (Modi) had been declared as the "Prime Ministerial candidate" beforehand, this had subjected the people to "undue influence".
He has also claimed alleged discrepancies in his nomination papers, expenditure on election campaign and use of religious sentiments for garnering votes.
The contentions made by Rai have been strongly repudiated by Mdoi's team of counsels led by BJP leader Satya Pal Jain, who is also the Additional Solicitor General of India.