SC rejects Ahmed Patel’s plea on Gujarat Rajay Sabha Poll
Source :NewsBharati   Date :04-Jan-2019


New Delhi, Jan 4: Coming out as a major jolt for senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel, the Supreme court on Thursday cleared the desk for plea filed by Gujarat BJP leader Balwantsinh Rajput challenging Ahmed Patel’s candidature.

Upholding Gujarat High Court verdict, the apex court has asked to face the trial in the High Court and rejected the petition of the veteran Congress leader. Earlier, Ahmed Patel had moved to the Supreme Court and sought the cancellation of Balwantsinh Rajput’s plea in the Gujarat High Court.

In August 2017, after the high voltage political drama during the counting of Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls Patel had managed to retain his Rajya Sabha seat in a close contest where two Congress MLAs- Bhola Bhai Gohil and Raghav Bhai Patel had reportedly voted in favor of BJP’s Balwantsinh Rajput. Later, responding to the objection raised by the Congress party, two votes were declared invalid and Patel won the prestigious battle.