Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: A woman from Abdasa constituency whose nomination form was rejected by the election officer has moved the Gujarat high court with a prayer to allow her to contest the upcoming bypolls.
Advocate Sikander Saiyed representing petitioner Artiben Goswami has filed a petition before the Gujarat high court to quash an order of the poll officer rejecting her nomination form.
It is alleged in the petition that despite rectifying errors in her second affidavit the petitioner’s nomination form was declared as invalidated which is perverse, illegal, unjust and contrary to the settled legal position of law.
The petition further says that the petitioner had met all the requisite details which were duly filled and also rectified the errors.
Despite this, the election officer invalidated the nomination form of the petitioner with improper reasoning which is perverse and unreasonable. It further sought that the order of the officer needed to be quashed and set aside.
The election officers order said that the petitioner committed an error in page no 20, detail 2(B)(2) of the affidavit. Another reason given by election officer for rejecting her nomination form was that the petitioner has in her affidavit at page no. 15, left block no. 4 (6) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) blank.
Considering this mistake, the petitioner’s nomination form was rejected though she had later rectified it. As a result, the petitioner challenged the rejection before the court.
Who is the petitioner?
The petitioner, a 33-year-old female from Bhuj, had filed her nomination from Abdasa constituency which was rejected by the poll officer on October 16.
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