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High Court Annuls Election Results of Devikulam Constituency

Web Desk (Tvm)Updated: Monday Mar 20, 2023

Kochi : The High Court annulled Assembly election results of Devikulam constituency on finding  MLA  A. Raja ineligible for the SC reservation seat because of his Christian convert status. The ruling came on petition filed by UDF candiate D. Kumar who had lost elections.

CPI(M) MLA Raja is a Christian convert and  that makes him ineligible to contest in SC bracket, the court observed in its ruling.