Kochi: The Kerala High Court has rejected a petition seeking cancellation of Chavara and Kuttanad by-elections. The Election Commission said the election schedule had not been decided and the pre-announcement petition was immature. The bench, headed by the chief, accepted the commission’s contention and dismissed the petition.
The court ruled that the Election Commission, the constitutional body, could not make any recommendations.
The bench comprising Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chali heard a petition filed by Dr. Varghese seeking that the term of the Assembly is completed in six months and that those elected should not receive more than five months and should avoid spending around Rs 20 crore.