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Lawyer files plea against Sachin's RS nomination

PTI  Lucknow, May 02, 2012
First Published: 20:55 IST(2/5/2012) | Last Updated: 20:57 IST(2/5/2012)

A writ petition was on Wednesday filed in the registry of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court seeking a direction for quashing the nomination of Sachin Tendulkar to Rajya Sabha.

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The petition filed by a local lawyer Ashok Pandey alleged the nomination was against the legal provision and was in clear violation of the Constitution.

Besides Tendulkar, Government of India and Rajya Sabha through its secretary have been made party to the petition.

The petition alleged Tendulkar's nomination as "a renowned sportsman" was in violation of Article 80 (3) of the Constitution.

As per Article 80 (3), the members to be nominated by the President shall consist of persons having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of matters namely literature, science, art and social service.

The petition is likely to come up for hearing on May 4.


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