HC Rejects Plea Against DMK MLA's Election

Published: 06th August 2014 08:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2014 08:48 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The election of G Anbalagan of DMK from Kumbakonam Assembly constituency in the May, 2011 election was upheld by the Madras High Court on Tuesday.

Rama Eramanathan (AIADMK) filed a petition to declare the election of Anbalagan as null void. He alleged that Anbalagan indulged in various corrupt practices during the election and the official machinery was used in his favour.

Dismissing the petition, Justice R Mala observed that the petitioner has not satisfactorily proved the charges against Anbalagan. The burden of proving the commission of the corrupt practice is on the petitioner and he has to discharge that burden satisfactorily.

In doing so he cannot depend on preponderance of probabilities. Courts do not set at naught the verdict of the electorate except on good grounds, the judge added.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp