SC rejects Sangma's plea on presidential poll

New Delhi: The clouds on the fairness of President Pranab Mukherjee's election as head of the country cleared on Wednesday as the Supreme Court by a majority judgment rejected a petition challenging the process.

PA Sangma. PTI

The apex court special bench, headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir, by a majority judgement, rejected the petition by defeated presidential candidate PA Sangma, who had contended that Mukherjee held an office of profit when he had filed his nomination papers.

The judgement by the chief justice was shared by Justices P Sathasivam and SS Nijjar.

Justice J  Chalemeswar and and Justice Ranjan Gogoi, in their separate judgements differed with majority view and held that Sangma's petition challenging Mukherjee election deserves regular hearing.

Gogoi said that as the chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute, Mukherjee was holding an office of profit and an application of the Provisions of Representation of People Act does not erase the disqualification.


Updated Date: Dec 05, 2012 12:55 PM

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