Rejection of BJP candidates' nomination: HC defers hearing to Monday


The petition was filed by the BJP candidates in Guruvayur and Thalassery constituencies. The petitions will be considered on Monday at 12 pm.

Niveditha, Haridas, R Dhanalakshmi | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kochi: The high court deferred hearing of the petition filed by BJP’s assembly election candidates against rejection of their nomination, to Monday. The court also directed the election commission to make their stand clear on Monday.

The petition was filed by the BJP candidates in Guruvayur and Thalassery constituencies. The petitions will be considered on Monday at 12 pm. They pointed out in the court that rules were relaxed for only some particular candidates in some constituencies and justice was served differently.

The nominations of BJP candidates in Thalassery, Guruvayur and Devikulam constituencies were rejected the other day. There were no dummy candidates for BJP in Thalassery and Guruvayur. With this, the NDA will have no candidate in these constituencies in the election.

BJP Kannur district president Haridas filed nomination in Thalassery and Mahila Morcha state president Adv Niveditha in Guruvayur. In Devikulam, nomination of AIDMK candidate Dhanalakshmi who is contesting with support of NDA was rejected as the papers were incomplete. NDA decided to field independent candidate S Ganeshan as their official candidate.

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