Bhopal: The Jabalpur High Court, while hearing an election petition, has sent a notice to Bhopal MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh seeking a reply within four weeks. In fact, the petition has sought to declare the election of Sadhvi Prajya Singh from Bhopal Parliamentary seat as void. Rajesh Dixit, a Bhopal-based journalist, has filed the election petition as a voter.
The petitioner said that Sadhvi Pragya Singh had sought votes on religious grounds during his election campaign and therefore the election of Sadhvi Pragya should be declared void. The petitioner said that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur had made communal and religious speeches during his entire election campaign, while his rival Congress candidate Digvijay Singh was falsely accused of making statements on saffron terrorism.
The petition said that as per Section 123 of the Representation of the People Act, no candidate can seek votes on religious grounds and hence the election of Sadhvi Pragya Singh should also be cancelled. At present, the High Court has issued a notice against Sadhvi Pragya Singh on the election petition and asked him to file his reply. The next hearing on the case will be held on September 9.