Indore: The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday declared election of Neena Verma (BJP) from Dhar Assembly constituency in the state as void after finding violation of rules by the election authorities.
Justice Moolchand Garg gave the ruling on the petition filed by Balmukund Singh Gautam of Congress, who had lost the Dhar election in the recount by a single vote in 2008, said his lawyer Abhinav Dhanodkar.

The judge held that there was a violation of Conduct of Election Rules in the recount.
Gautam had also demanded that he be declared the winner, however, the HC said as another petition filed by the sitting MLA Verma was pending, and this issue would be decided later.

In the election, Gautam had got 50,507 votes against Verma's 50,505. But BJP demanded a recount, in which Verma was declared winner by only one vote.



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