Varun Gandhi objects to maintainability of election petition
Allahabad: BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Tuesday filed a
preliminary objection on the maintainability of a petition
filed in the Allahabad High Court challenging his election to
the Lok Sabha from Pilibhit for allegedly delivering a hate
speech in the constituency prior to the polls.
In an affidavit filed on behalf of the young MP, senior
advocate Keshri Nath Tripathi said that the petition, seeking
cancellation of Gandhi's election on the ground of his
involvement in a case pertaining to an alleged hate speech,
was not maintainable as it had been delivered much before the
elections and could have no bearing upon the poll process.
The petition has been filed by V M Singh, Gandhi's
maternal uncle who had unsuccessfully contested from Pilibhit
on a Congress ticket in the general elections held last year.
Justice S K Tripathi posted the matter for further