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Gujarat High Court Summons BJP MLA Nimisha Suthar Over Plea Challenging Her Caste Certificate

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Court Summons Gujarat BJP MLA Over Plea Challenging Her Caste Certificate

Nimisha Suthar has been summoned on a petition filed by Congress’s Suresh Katara.

Ahmedabad:

The Gujarat High Court has issued summons to BJP MLA Nimisha Suthar and the Election Commission of India on a petition filed by Congress’s Suresh Katara who misplaced to Ms Suthar, difficult her caste certificates submitted for the bypoll to Morva Hadaf constituency, which is reserved for the Scheduled Tribe candidates.

Justice Nikhil S Kariel on Monday issued summons to Ms Suthar and different respondents, together with the election officer and the Election Commission of India, underneath provisions of the Representation of the People Act, and requested them to look earlier than the HC on August 2.

Ms Suthar gained the by-election to the Morva Hadaf Assembly constituency (in Panchmahals district), reserved for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, on May 2 this 12 months, by defeating her Congress rival Suresh Katara.

Suresh Katara lately filed an election petition within the High Court, searching for a path to put aside Ms Suthar’s election, alleging that the caste certificates submitted by her to the EC was “false and unverified”.

Ms Suthar had gained the by-election, necessitated as a result of demise of Independent MLA Bhupendra Khant in January this 12 months.

Mr Khant’s caste certificates was earlier invalidated by the Gujarat authorities, after which he was disqualified as an MLA.

Mr Khant had challenged the governor’s choice to disqualify him, which was pending within the court docket earlier than being rendered infructuous and disposed of following his demise.

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