SC dismisses plea against Veena George’s win in 2016 assembly polls


Thiruvananthapuram: The Supreme Court of India here on Wednesday dismissed a plea against Kerala health minister Veena George’s victory in the 2016 assembly elections. VR Soji, election agent of Veena’s rival candidate K Sivadasan Nair moved the plea seeking cancellation of the election results by alleging corruption.

The petitioner alleged that Veena George won the election from Aranmula through corrupt means. It is alleged that she didn’t disclose the bank account details of her husband while submitting the nomination paper. The petitioner also pointed out that Veena sought votes by claiming herself as a member of the Orthodox Syrian Community.

Meanwhile, the apex court refused to entertain the plea and asserted that it won’t intervene in a case dismissed by the Kerala High Court.

The SC bench also observed that the petition has no relevance as another assembly election was held in 2021 following the elections in 2016.

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