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No law flouted in election to Rajya Sabha, MEA S Jaishankar tells Supreme Court

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday told the Supreme Court that no law or rule was flouted during his election to Rajya Sabha.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar defended his election to the Rajya Sabha last year and said the procedure of voting by the Election Commission did not flout any law or constitutional provision.

His reply was to the Supreme Court on a plea filed by Congress candidate Gaurav Hemantbhai Pandya.

Jaishankar has also accused Pandya of “misusing the process of law” by filing several election petitions before the top court.

Jaishankar also emphasised that the Congress leader’s appeal against the Gujarat High Court’s order is based on “misrepresentation of facts and incorrect understanding of law.”

S Jaishankar officially became a Member of Parliament in 2019 by securing victory in the Rajya Sabha election held in Gujarat.

The candidature of S Jaishankar, who was India’s foreign secretary during the Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s first stint, was backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Sanjay Bhagat

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Sanjay Bhagat is a news author in various news category and has worked on local newspapers.

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