RS polls: Cong leader challenges EC move

Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu,Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee president and one of the five candidates for the March 30 Rajya Sabha polls

Written by Express News Service | Ranchi | Published: April 4, 2012 3:17:13 am

Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu,Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee president and one of the five candidates for the March 30 Rajya Sabha polls that were countermanded by the Election Commission,filed a petition on Tuesday seeking to declare the EC’s decision unconstitutional. A Bench comprising Justices Prakash Tatia and A P Singh reserved its decision,according to the state’s senior standing counsel S K Verma. Apart from Balmuchu,Jharkhand resident Jai Shankar Pathak has also filed a PIL challenging the EC decision.

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