04 June Sunday

High Court Stays Annulment of Devikulam Election Result

Web Desk (Tvm)Updated: Tuesday Mar 21, 2023

Kochi : The High Court on Tuesday  stayed the verdict  annulling  Devikulam election results. The interim stay is valid for 10 days and is being granted to allow time to approach the Supreme Court.  The court had annulled the  CPI(M)) MLA ,  A.  Raja’s election win yesterday.

The annulment came over court observation that A Raja, a Christian convert, was not eligible for the seat reserved for Scheduled castes  under  the Representation of the People Act.

The verdict came from Justice P Somarajan over  petition filed by  of UDF candidate D Kumar who lost the election.