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HC dismisses disqualification petition against Madkaikar

Panjim: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has dismissed an election petition seeking the disqualification of Cumbharjua MLA Pandurang Madkaikar from his membership of the Legislative Assembly.

Congress candidate Xavier Fialho, in his petition before the High Court, had contended that during the campaign Madkaikar, adopting a corrupt practice, had distributed gift coupons among voters.

Dismissing the petition, the High Court observed that Fialho had failed to substantiate the allegation with supporting documents.

Soon after 2017 Assembly elections, the Congress candidate from Cumbharjua had filed a petition before the High Court seeking Madkaikar’s disqualification. [H]

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