UP: HC dismisses petition for rectifying Sonia`s name

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court dismissed a writ petition seeking direction for rectifying the name of Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the electoral rolls and other documents.

Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the
Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition seeking
direction for rectifying the name of Congress president Sonia
Gandhi in the electoral rolls and other documents.

A division bench comprising Justice Pradip Kant and
Justice Ved Pal dismissed the petition filed by a local lawyer
Ashok Pandey.

Pandey, in his petition, had stated that since Sonia
Gandhi`s real name was Antonia Maino Gandhi, it should be
incorporated in the original form and not as Sonia Gandhi. The
court however rejected the submission of the petitioner.

Later Pandey told PTI that the court has dismissed
his petition while imposing the cost of Rs 50,000 on him which
he has to deposit in the court office.

PTI

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