April 2021
1:59 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
Kerala News
Ker HC directs EC to file counter to pleas of 2 BJP candidates against rejection of their nominations
Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Sunday sought the response of the Election Commission to pleas by two BJP candidates challenging the Returning Officers'' decision rejecting their nominations for the April 6 assembly polls. At a special sitting, Justice N Nagaresh directed the EC to submit its counter-affidavit on Monday and posted the petitions for further hearing at 12 noon. During the hearing on Sunday,the Election Commission, citing Constitutional provisions, opposed the pleas, contending that since the election process has set in, the intervention of the court was not warranted. BJP''s N Haridas and Nivedida Subramanian petitioned the court after their nominations were rejected during scrutiny on the ground that their papers did not have the signature of the party''s state president.

In their pleas, they contended that their respective Returning Officers should have given them time to rectify the defects which were not fatal. BJP fielded Haridas, party''s Kannur district president, and Nivedita, Mahila Morcha state president, as its nominees in Thalassery in Kannur district and Guruvayur in Thrissur district respectively. In her petition, Nivedita contended that the Guruvayur Returning Officer''s action was "absolutely authorised and arbitrary" in rejecting the nomination solely on the ground that the intimation in Form B of the Conduct of Election rules submitted at the time of scrutiny was belated. She submitted that the Returning Officer acted without jurisdiction in ignoring Rule-4 of the Conduct of Election Rules clearly specifying that the defects in Form A or B are not fatal to the nomination.

Seeking the intervention of the court, Nivedita claimed the action of Returning Officer was malafide and amounted to abuse of power which will stall the elections. The nomination of BJP ally AIADMKs candidate R M Dhanalakshmi was also rejected at Devikulam in Idukki district.

Kerala logs over 7,000 cases, 20 more deaths
Chopper crash lands in Kerala
Cong committee to examine how unused posters of its candidate were found at scrap shop
Kerala reports 6,986 COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths
Jaleel will not resign immediately,has many legal options,says Kerala law minister
Kerala records 74.06 per cent polling in April 6 election
Kerala records 6,194 COVID-19 cases, toll crosses 4,700 with 17 more fatalities
5,063 new cases in Kerala; Active cases touch 36,185
Will notify schedule of biennial election to 3 RS seats from Kerala before expiry of term of 3 MPs:EC tells HC
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, senior Cong leader Oommen Chandy test positive for COVID-19
SSLC, higher secondary exams begin in Kerala
Kerala records 4,353 new COVID-19 cases; aggregate climbs to 11.48 lakh
Elections to 3 RS seats from Kerala will be held before expiry of term of 3 MPS: EC tells HC
Kerala registers 3502 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths
Sabarimala triggers heated debate on election day in Kerala
Kerala records over 3,500 fresh cases, Toll nears 4,700
Malayalam actor, director Balachandran passes away
Kerala reports 2,357 COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths
Vote us to power, we will pilot NYAY in Kerala: Rahul Gandhi
BJP ensures employment to one member of each household if it comes to power: Rajnath Singh
George Clooney says Capitol attack put Trump family 'into the dustbin of history'
 Los Angeles: Hollywood star George Clooney has condemned the attack on the Capitol Hill in the US by  
'Mean Girls' won't be returning to Broadway
Ian McKellan is 'happy' Elliot Page came out as transgender
A R Rahman thanks fans for support during 'difficult times'
Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years
 Tokyo: Japan''s government decided Tuesday to start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive
WHO urges pause in market sale of captured live wild animals
Johnson & Johnson delays vaccine rollout in Europe
Biden nominates Wormuth as first female Secretary of Army
Mamata stages dharna in Kolkata to protest 24-hr campaign ban
 Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday staged a 3.5-hour-lon
COVID-19: No lockdown but stricter curbs in Maha from Apr 14
Sushil Chandra takes over as 24th CEC of India
Half of the elections have made TMC's complete washout certain: Modi
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2021 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.