SC stays proceedings against sushma Swaraj on poll petition

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the proceedings in the Madhya Pradesh High Court on a petition filed against BJP MP Sushma Swaraj by her rival Congress nominee Rajkumar Patel seeking annulment of her election from Vidisha during the last Lok Sabha polls.

A bench comprising justices S S Nijjar and A K Sikri also issued notice and sought response within four weeks from Patel on Swaraj’s petition challenging the December 3, 2013 order of the high court rejecting her plea.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha moved the apex court after the high court declined to grant relief on her application seeking dismissal of Patel’s petition.

While granting stay on the high court proceedings, the bench noted that it took almost five years in dealing with the matter.
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