BJP MLA gets relief from High Court, Congress leader’s petition challenging election dismissed

Madhya Pradesh High Court: BJP MLA Rakesh Giri from Tikamgarh assembly seat has got a big relief from the Madhya Pradesh High Court. A single bench of High Court Justice DK Paliwal has dismissed the election petition filed against Rakesh Giri. The petition was filed by Yadvendra Singh Bundela, the defeated candidate of the Congress, challenging the election of BJP MLA Rakesh Giri.

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On this basis, there was a demand to nullify the election

In this election petition, it was said that in the assembly elections held in the year 2018, the BJP candidate won the election by adopting corrupt practices. That’s why his election should be nullified. It was alleged that at the time of election, the President of Tikamgarh Municipal Council was Rakesh Giri’s wife. He engaged 150 daily wage earners working in the city council in the election campaign.

It was also alleged in the petition that during the election, the BJP candidate had distributed gifts and liquor for votes. Apart from blankets and sarees, people were also given cash. Not only this, the BJP candidate had also not published the details of his criminal record in the newspapers. Please inform that Giri had won the election by 4100 votes.

allegations found false

During the hearing, the single bench found that the BJP candidate had published the details of his criminal record in the local newspaper. Apart from this, the petitioner could not present evidence in relation to his allegations. After this, the single bench dismissed the petition and directed to send a copy of the order to the Election Commission and the Assembly Speaker. With this, the danger hovering over his victory has now been averted.

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