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BJP’s Chudasama was ‘hand-in-glove’ with poll officer: Why Gujarat HC declared 2017 election void

BJP's Bhupendrasinh Chudasama is currently the minister for education, law and justice, legislative and parliamentary affairs and few other departments in Gujarat. Read the full court order here.

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New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court Tuesday had declared state minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama’s election in 2017 as void as it noted that the returning officer was “hand in gloves” with the BJP leader and postal ballots were rejected illegally.

Congress candidate Ashwin Rathod had challenged his BJP rival’s victory from Dholka constituency by a margin of mere 327 votes in the 2017 Gujarat Assembly polls.

Justice Paresh Upadhyay further rejected Chudasama’s request for a stay so he could file an appeal.

Chudasama had indulged in “corrupt practice” under section 123 (7) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the judge had said.

Read the full order here:

(With PTI inputs)

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