Retired Justice Karnan to contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi LS constituency

Karnan filed his papers as a candidate of Anti-Corruption Dynamic Party (ACDP) floated by him in 2018.

Published: 10th April 2019 01:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2019 01:38 PM   |  A+A-

Justice C S Karnan (Photo | EPS)

By IANS

CHENNAI: Retired Justice of Madras and Calcutta High Court C.S. Karnan will be taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, the retired judge said.

"I have decided to contest in Varanasi constituency against Modi. I am now in Varanasi doing the preliminary work for filing of my nomination," the 63-year-old retired justice told IANS.

He has already filed his nomination for the Central Chennai Lok Sabha seat and Varanasi will be his second constituency.

Karnan filed his papers as a candidate of Anti-Corruption Dynamic Party (ACDP) floated by him in 2018.

Karnan was the first sitting judge to be convicted for contempt of court. He underwent a six-month prison sentence after his retirement in June 2017.

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