New Delhi, April 15: The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Monday agreed to hear the appeal moved by BJP leader Pabubha Manek against the Gujarat High Court's decision which invalidated his election from Dwarka Assembly seat, on next Monday, April 22.
Notably, on April 12, the High Court quashed the election of Manek citing defective nomination form and ordered by-election for the seat.
Pertinently, one of Manek's opponent and Congress candidate Meraman Ahir, challenged his victory from the Dwarka Assembly constituency in 2017, on the ground that Manek failed to mention about the name and number of the constituency, that is '82-Dwarka' in his nomination form, making it defective.
Considering the "defect of substantial character as contemplated under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1951", the High Court imvalidated the election held for the Dwarka seat in December 2017.
The Court not only cancelled Manek's election and declared it as void under Section 100 (1)(d)(i) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 but had also dismissed Manek's plea seeking a temporary stay on the judgement.