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Election petition filed to quash the election of MLA Sorokhaibam Rajen of Lamsang AC

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, April 25:

National People’s Party (NPP) candidate Pukhrambam Sumati Devi has filed an election petition to the High Court of Manipur pleading to declare the election of MLA Sorokhaibam Rajen Singh as void and to set aside and quashed his election for submitting a false affidavit. Sorokhaibam Rajen, the BJP candidate got elected as MLA from 17-Lamshang Assembly Constituency by defeating his nearest rival NPP candidate P Sumati Devi with a margin of 400 votes.
The Election Petition filed under Sections 80, 80-A, 81, and 84 read with Section 100 (1) (d) (i) (iv) and 101 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 challenged the election of Sorokhaibam Rajen Singh as an elected member to the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly from 1 7-Lamsang Assembly Constituency, Manipur in the election held on 28.02.2022 and the result which was declared on 10.03.2022.
The petitioner challenged the said on the ground of improper acceptance of nomination of the Respondent No. 1 by the Returning Officer of 17-Lamsang Assembly Constituency in as much as the Respondent No.1 has also filed a false affidavit thereby wrongly stating his Highest Educational Qualification as B.A.:passed in the year 1988 from the Manipur University in the affidavit filed under Form 26 on 07/02/2022 and also for not disclosing the details of the brick farm namely, M/S SR Construction Materials ( Brick Field ) under registration No. 324 /Fact/ Brick Type of Factory Brick Field located at Thaoroijam Maning Leikai covered by C.S. Dag No. 306 Patta No. 106/203 (old) belonging to Respondent No.1 and immovable properties belonging to him and his dependents and the source of income of himself and his wife at the time of filing of nomination paper and affidavit under Form 26. -11- That, the improper acceptance of the nomination by the Returning Officer despite vehement protest from the petitioner and the non-compliance with the provisions of the Constitution of India / and rules/orders made under the Representation of Peoples Act. by the Respondent at the time of filing of nomination and affidavit under Form 26, for which, the election of Sorokhaibam Rajen Singh to the Manipur Legislative Assembly Constituency from 17-Lamsang Legislative Assembly Constituency is liable to be declared as void.
The Election Petition is filed to set aside and quash the election of Sorokhaibam Raj en Singh to the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly Constituency from 17-Lamsang Legislative Assembly Constituency after declaring the same as void on the ground of improper acceptance of nomination paper and for filing false affidavit under Form 26, and thereby declare the petitioner as the Returned Candidate from 17- Lamsang Assembly Constituency for the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election, 2022.

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