Dhar BJP MLA Nina Verma’s election declared null and void by High Court


Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday declared the election of Dhar BJP MLA Nina Verma as null and void over incomplete nomination papers.

Advocate Suresh Chandra Bhandari had filed a plea challenging her election. The High Court has also given Verma a time of 45-days to appeal in the Supreme Court, reported ANI.

The judge, Alok Verma, who pronounced the verdict is retiring within a week. This is the second time Verma’s election has been declared null and void. In 2012, the court had disqualified her after her Congress rival Balmukund Gautam had lodged a complaint against her.

Madhya Pradesh currently has a BJP government led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.