Delhi court quashes election of Chirag Delhi ward

A Delhi court has declared as null and void the election of Chirag Delhi ward of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) held last year. “The respondents [State Election Commission] and the Returning Officer are directed to hold re-election for the said ward. “The petitioner has prayed that she be declared the winner in the event a conclusion is reached that the nominations of three candidates, including the winner, have been wrongly accepted. The decree sheet be prepared accordingly,” the judge said. However, in the light of the finding that generally in the scrutiny of the nomination papers there has been laxity including with reference to the nomination filed by petitioner, no such relief can be granted to the petitioner,” the judge added.

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