The Madras Excessive Courtroom has dismissed a petition difficult senior Congress chief and former Union residence minister P Chidambaram’s election from Sivaganga constituency in 2009, citing lack of proof. Chidambaram had been elected by a margin of three,354 votes.
After he misplaced the election, R S Rajakannappan, who had contested the Sivaganga seat on an AIADMK ticket, moved a petition, alleging that Chidambaram’s election should be declared void as he manipulated votes and engaged in corrupt practices with the assistance of his election brokers and others.
Holding that the costs of bribing voters and the allegation of manipulating the counting course of weren’t proved, Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana on Tuesday rejected the petition.
“…except pleadings include crucial basis for elevating an acceptable problem, no quantity of proof will likely be adequate. Within the immediate case, there may be neither pleading nor proof to substantiate the allegation of irregularities within the counting of votes,” the courtroom stated.