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Pallickal Grama Panchayat Chief, 5 Members Disqualified

Following violation of Anti-Defection Law, Pallickal grama panchayat president and five members of the panchayat committee were disqualified from committee membership and banned from contesting elections to the local body for a period of six years.

Published: 27th February 2014 08:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th February 2014 08:18 AM   |  A+A-

Following violation of Anti-Defection Law, Pallickal grama panchayat president and five members of the panchayat committee were disqualified from committee membership and banned from contesting elections to the local body for a period of six years.

State Election Commissioner K Sasidharan Nair   disqualified Pallickal panchayat president Ambika Kumari, vice-president Pallickal Nazir and members V S Remya, S Ramaniamma, Manikandan Pallickal and V D Deepthi, based on a complaint filed by another panchayat committee member Liza Nizam.

The Congress had eight seats in the 13-member panchayat committee. The CPM had four seats and the BJP one.

Earlier, Congress nominee Liza Nizam and Pallickal Nazir were elected president and vice-president respectively.

But, following difference of opinion in the committee, the now disqualified members, with the support of CPM and BJP members, moved a non-confidence motion in April 2013 against Lisa Nizam.

Rejecting the Congress party leadership’s directive to withdraw the non-confidence motion, they voted out the president and elected Ambika Kumari as president.But, their action invited disqualification under the Anti-Defection Law.


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