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HC to decide on validity of JMM MLA vote in RS polls

RANCHI: The Jharkhand high court on Wednesday framed the problems of argument in an election petition filed by Pradeep Kumar Sonthalia difficult the election of Congress candidate Dheeraj Sahu to the Rajya Sabha within the biennial elections in March 2018.

Sonthalia who lost the Rajya Sabha polls by zero.33 votes had filed a petition with the HC difficult the validity of vote forged by JMM MLA Amit Mahto, who used to be convicted at the day he voted. Mahto had forged his vote within the Rajya Sabha polls round nine:30am. Later within the day, about 2:30pm he used to be convicted in a case of assaulting a central authority reputable.

“The court of Justice A B Singh heard both the parties and made up our minds that argument would take place on whether Mahto’s vote can be thought to be valid when he used to be convicted at the identical day and used to be disqualified as an MLA. The court will get started hearing arguments from April 25,” Rajiv Kumar, the legal professional showing on behalf of the respondent stated.

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