PIL challenging Sonia`s election from Rae Bareli dismissed

Last Updated: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 17:58

Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Monday
dismissed a petition challenging the election of Congress
president Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli Parliamentary
constituency.

The order was passed by the Lucknow bench while hearing a
petition filed by Rae Bareli resident Rakesh Singh.

The plea that the candidate is not citizen of India by
birth and hence not qualified for contesting elections is not
sustainable, Justice Satish Chandra said.

Singh in his petition had submitted that citizenship by
birth cannot be set at par with those who have got it through
registration.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 17:58

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