Congress' Nana Patole challenges BJP leader Nitin Gadkari's election to Lok Sabha in high court, claims EC didn't follow procedures

Congress leader Nana Patole Friday filed a petition before the Bombay High Court challenging Union minister Nitin Gadkari's election to the Lok Sabha from Nagpur, alleging illegalities in the electoral process

Press Trust of India July 05, 2019 23:57:39 IST
Congress' Nana Patole challenges BJP leader Nitin Gadkari's election to Lok Sabha in high court, claims EC didn't follow procedures
  • Congress leader Nana Patole Friday filed a petition before the Bombay HC challenging Nitin Gadkari's election to the Lok Sabha from Nagpur

  • Speaking to reporters, Patole alleged that laid-down procedures were not followed by the election authorities

  • The petition is against the Election Commission of India, their chief officers and Nitin Gadkari, Patole said

  • During the election, Patole had questioned the security around the strongrooms housing electronic voting machines

Nagpur: Congress leader Nana Patole Friday filed a petition before the Bombay High Court challenging Union minister Nitin Gadkari's election to the Lok Sabha from Nagpur, alleging illegalities in the electoral process.

Congress Nana Patole challenges BJP leader Nitin Gadkaris election to Lok Sabha in high court claims EC didnt follow procedures

File image of Nana Patole. News18

Gadkari defeated Patole by 1.97 lakh votes in the 2019 election.

"A petition was filed before the Nagpur bench of the high court Friday challenging Gadkari's election," said Patole's lawyer Vaibhav Jagtap.

Speaking to reporters, Patole alleged that laid-down procedures were not followed by the election authorities.

"The petition is against the Election Commission of India, their chief officers and Nitin Gadkari," Patole said.

During the election, Patole had questioned the security around the strongrooms housing electronic voting machines.

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