Supreme Court Declared AAP Candidate Chandigarh Mayor, Cancels Earlier Result

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Supreme Court Declared AAP Candidate Chandigarh Mayor, Cancels Earlier Result

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the Aam Aadmi Party’s Kuldeep Kumar the lawful winner of last month’s Chandigarh mayoral election, ending weeks of controversy fuelled by the Returning Officer, Anil Masih, deliberately invalidating and discarding eight votes in favour of the AAP leader.

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Mr Masih also faces a contempt of court action – he has been issued a ‘show cause’ notice – that has been initiated by the top court, which came down strongly on the former BJP Minority Cell member, who was repeatedly warned of prosecution if he was found to have lied to the court in any way.

Narendra Modi and his BJP in the April/May general election.

The court’s landmark judgement also means the AAP and the Congress – which contested the election in alliance with each other – have recorded the INDIA opposition bloc’s first electoral win in its battle to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP in the April/May general election.

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