BJP's Kheda candidate moves HC, demands re-counting
BJP's candidate for Kheda constituency Devusinh Chauhan, who lost by a narrow margin to Congress's Dinsha Patel, has moved the Gujarat High Court demanding recounting for the seat.
Chauhan has made the Election Commission of India (ECI), Chief Election officer, Gujarat and Kheda returning officer respondents in the case.
The BJP candidate had lost the election by 846 votes to Patel in a close contest between the two candidates.
Since the counting of votes on May 16, Chauhan was leading against Patel. But towards the end, tables turned and Patel was leading by a couple of hundred votes.
Due to a technical snag in EVM of booth number 76 of Dholka Assembly segment, the declaration of results was stalled till late night, where Patel won by 846 votes.
Chauhan had requested the returning officer for recounting which was denied following which he filed a writ petition in the Court.
The matter came up for hearing on Wednesday in the court of Justice Z K Sayyed who posted it for further hearing on June 8.