He has made all the 13 candidates who contested from Dholka constituency and the Election Commission and returning officer as respondents in the case which is likely to come up for hearing next week. Chusdasama is a cabinet minister with the portfolios of education, law and justice, legislative and parliamentary affairs, among others in the new BJP government. ”
}

<!– Google Analytics –><!– Lotame(DMP) added on 08Jan2018 –><!– comScore –>

<!– /11440465/DNA_Article_Desktop_970x90_ATF –><!–end of top add–>

<!–end of mega-menu–>

<!–end of nav–><!–end of logo–><!–end of extrnavi–>

<!–end of hdrscl–><!–end of container–><!–end of hdrup –>

Trending#SC judges against CJIIndia vs South AfricaDonald TrumpNarendra ModiRahul Gandhi<!–end of container–><!–end of hdrup –>

Home
India
<!– one –>
Home
India
–><!–end of breadcrumbx–>Defeated Cong candidate approaches Gujarat HC over invalidation of postal ballots Counting underway in Gujarat
File Picture , AFP<!– /11440465/DNA_Article_Right_300x250_ATF –><!–bnr300–>Share

<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written By
PTI
Saturday 13 January 2018 21:52 IST<!–end of articllftpbx–> A Congress candidate who lost the 2017 state Assembly elections has approached the Gujarat High Court challenging the invalidation of around 400 postal ballots which he claimed led to his defeat by a narrow margin.Ashvin Rathod, who contested as a Congress candidate from Dholka Assembly constituency against BJP heavyweight and cabinet minister Bhupendrsinh Chudasama, moved a petition in the High Court against the decision by the election officer to invalidate around 400 postal ballots. Rathod has said in his petition that he was defeated by a thin margin of 327 votes, which could have been reversed had the postal ballot been counted as he was confident of getting 90 per cent of these votes.The petitioner had managed to garner 71,203 votes, while his nearest rival and winning candidate Chudasama managed to get 71,530 votes, a victory margin of 327 votes. He prayed for the court’s directions to the authorities to hold the postal ballots as valid and order counting of these votes. He added that no valid reason was given behind the decision to invalidate these votes.Also readSpecial session of Gujarat assembly likely on Jan 20He has made all the 13 candidates who contested from Dholka constituency and the Election Commission and returning officer as respondents in the case which is likely to come up for hearing next week. Chusdasama is a cabinet minister with the portfolios of education, law and justice, legislative and parliamentary affairs, among others in the new BJP government.

Join the discussion<!–end of artlbotbor–>
DNA Movie Review| Anurag Kashyap film ‘Mukkabaaz’ will definitely shake you from your reverie
Veere Di Wedding| Kareena Kapoor Khan-Sonam Kapoor film gets delayed, will now release on THIS date
Heartwarming sight! Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao and ex-wife Reena Dutta bond at Paani Foundation event
See pics| Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao and ex-wife Reena Dutta bond at Paani Foundation event
DNA Poll | Shilpa Shinde, Vikas Gupta, Hina Khan or Puneesh Sharma, who will win Bigg Boss 11?
Case filed against lyricist Vairamuthu over remarks on Hindu goddess
Wait for season 2 of ‘Big Little Lies’ just got a bit longer
25 Bengali films in next 3 years! announces top film production company in the state
Bigg Boss 11| ‘Naagin’ Shilpa Shinde & Vikas Gupta perform to ‘Meri Teri Dushman, Dushman Tu Mera’
Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Deadpool 2’ gets new release date
WATCH: Maisie Williams adds Tom Hanks to Arya Stark’s kill list from ‘Game of Thrones’
Katy Perry will present Minnie Mouse with her own star on Hollywood Walk of Fame<!–end of col 9–><!–end of row–><!–<a href=”/india/report-tb-patients-to-get-monthly-social-support-from-govt-2575194″ title=”TB patients to get monthly ‘social support’ from govt” rel=”next” class=”nextstorylink” onclick=”window.location.hash=’article-2575194′;” > –>Next story
TB patients to get monthly ‘social support’ from govt
<!–</a> –><!– <a href=”/india/report-tb-patients-to-get-monthly-social-support-from-govt-2575194″ title=”TB patients to get monthly ‘social support’ from govt” rel=”next” class=”nextstorylink” > Next storyTB patients to get monthly ‘social support’ from govt –><!–end of container–>
<!–end of 1st article–><!– /11440465/DNA_Article_Desktop_970x90_BTF –>Next Story<!–bnrhorbx–><!– <script src=”http://static.dnaindia.com/sites/all/themes/mobile2017/js/jquery.autopager-1.0.0.min.gz.js?v=4″>–><!– .articleBlock –>

<!– /11440465/DNA_Desktop_Article_Outofpage –>

<!– izooto push notification –>

Excerpt from:  

Defeated Cong candidate approaches Gujarat HC over invalidation of postal ballots