HC sets aside J. Shantha’s election
In a major setback to the Bellary faction of the BJP, the Karnataka High court on Monday set aside the election of J Shantha, who is the sister of Sriramulu. Justice Billappa observed that there was irregularity in the counting process and set aside the election.
The court also stated that the re counting be held in four weeks time.
Shantha was elected from the Bellary Parliamentary constituency on a BJP ticket. The election petition against her alleged malpractise in the counting process.
Shantha is the sister of Sriramulu the former BJP MLA. Sriramulu had broken away from the BJP and won as an independent candidate. He is part of the Bellary’s Reddy brother group.