Delhi HC sets aside ex-Delhi Law Min Jitender Singh Tomar’s election in 2015 polls for false declaration

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Updated: Jan 17, 2020 4:19 PM

It is pertinent to mention that Tomar is also contesting the upcoming Delhi Assembly election and is likely to file his nomination from Tri Nagar constituency on Saturday.

Delhi High Court, Jitender Singh Tomar, Delhi Assembly election, Tri Nagar constituency, Law Min Jitender Singh TomarThe court passed the order on a plea by a BJP leader seeking to set aside Tomar’s election. (PTI photo)

 

The Delhi High Court Friday set aside the election of former law minister Jitender Singh Tomar for giving false declaration regarding his educational qualification in his nomination papers for the 2015 Assembly polls.

The court passed the order on a plea by a BJP leader seeking to set aside Tomar’s election. “The petition is allowed,” Justice Rajeev Sahai Endlaw said. It is pertinent to mention that Tomar is also contesting the upcoming Delhi Assembly election and is likely to file his nomination from Tri Nagar constituency on Saturday.

Tomar had contested on an Aam Aadmi Party ticket. BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg had alleged in his plea that Tomar’s election had been “materially affected by deliberate concealment, misrepresentation, wrong declaration and wilful suppression of the educational qualification in the affidavit filed along with the nomination form”.

“The respondent No 1 (Tomar), at the time of filing the nomination, and thereafter, has continued to misrepresent himself to be a law graduate and advocate and has thus been successful in exercising undue influence over the voters, which amounts to corrupt practice within the meaning of the Representation of the Peoples Act,” the plea said.

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