Kerala HC issues interim stay on order cancelling Devikulam election result

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Kerala High Court, A Raja | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Ernakulam: In a temporary relief for CPM MLA A Raja, the Kerala High Court here on Tuesday issued an interim stay on the order cancelling the result of the 2021 Assembly polls at Devikulam constituency in Idukki. As per reports, the court has granted Raja a period of 10 days to approach the Supreme Court.

The stay order was pronounced by the same bench which had set aside the election. In its current order, the high court stated that Raja will not have voting rights as an MLA in the Assembly and also directed him not to accept any legislative privileges and benefits.

On Monday, Raja was disqualified after the court pointed out that he is from a converted Christian community. The petitioner Congress leader D Kumar, who was the runner-up in the polls, alleged that Raja was not qualified to contest the Devikulam seat reserved for the Scheduled Caste (SC) community. He also accused Raja of producing fake caste certificates to contest the election.

Raja won the Assembly polls 2021 from the Devikulam constituency with a majority of 7,848 votes.

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