SC allows Kanimozhi’s plea, quashes petition challenging her election victory

A voter had questioned Kanimozhi's election from Thoothukudi constituency in 2019 saying she had failed to mention her husband's Permanent Account Number (PAN)

Kanimozhi had appealed against a Madras High Court verdict that had rejected her request to dismiss the petition filed against her I File Photo

The Supreme Court rejected on Thursday (May 4) an election petition that contested the victory of DMK MP Kanimozhi in the 2019 election from Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi constituency.

Kanimozhi had challenged a Madras High Court order which had refused to dismiss the petition against her.

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“The election petition is dismissed. Appeal is allowed,” a bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and Bela M Trivedi said.

Kanimozhi contested from the Thoothukudi constituency in 2019 and her election was challenged by a voter, A Sanathana Kumar, on grounds that she failed to mention her husband’s Permanent Account Number (PAN) in her election affidavit disclosing family assets.

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