Delhi HC dismisses plea challenging Harsh Vardhan’s election; petition claimed BJP leader indulged in corrupt practices

  • Delhi High Court dismissed a plea challenging the election of Union minister Harsh Vardhan for allegedly giving false information in his poll affidavit

  • The detailed judgement giving the reasons for the dismissal is awaited

  • In Lok Sabha election held this year, Vardhan won Chandni Chowk seat, defeating Congress' Jai Prakash Agarwal and Aam Aadmi Party's Pankaj Gupta

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea challenging the election of Union minister Harsh Vardhan for allegedly giving false information in his poll affidavit.

 Delhi HC dismisses plea challenging Harsh Vardhan’s election; petition claimed BJP leader indulged in corrupt practices

File image of the Delhi High Court. PTI

Justice Navin Chawla allowed the Centre's application which claimed that no grounds were made out for challenging the BJP leader's election. "Application under rule 7 order 11 (of Civil Procedure Code) allowed. The writ petition is dismissed," the court said.

The detailed judgement giving the reasons for the dismissal is awaited. The plea by Arun Kumar, who claims to be a voter of the Chandni Chowk constituency, alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader had indulged in corrupt practices by not disclosing the real cost of a residential apartment in Dwarka bought by his wife.

In the Lok Sabha election held in April and May, Vardhan won the Chandni Chowk seat, defeating the Congress' Jai Prakash Agarwal and the Aam Aadmi Party's Pankaj Gupta.

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Updated Date: Dec 04, 2019 17:15:46 IST