On Monday, the election of ten newly-elected Rajya Sabha MPs was challenged before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.
The plea was moved by businessman Prakash Bajaj, who was supported by the Samajwadi Party in the elections.
The petitioner’s counsel, Vivek Kumar Singh, said the returning officer had wrongly rejected the nomination of Bajaj, citing a fault in his affidavit & form & all the 10 MPs were declared unopposed on Nov 2, 2020.
The petitioner demanded that “Since the nomination was arbitrarily rejected, the elections should be conducted afresh”.
The plea has been filed in the registry of the Court & is likely to come up for hearing on Wednesday.