Ex MP files for annulment of elections in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 28 December 2001, 19:28 GMT]
A former United National Party parliamentarian Friday filed an election petition in the Court of Appeal, praying that the court declare the poll held on 5th December this year in the Batticaloa electoral district null and void, and to direct the Commissioner of Elections to take action to hold a re-poll as voters from areas held by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were prevented from voting.

Mr.Ali Zahir Moulana, a candidate of the United National Front in the Batticaloa electoral district, cited thirty persons including the Commissioner of Elections, the Returning Officer of the Batticaloa electoral district and five parliamentarians declared elected at the December 5 general election as respondents in his petition.

Mr. Moulana's petition states that the election laws were violated in the Batticaloa electoral district on the polling day by the prevention of more than 60,000 voters from LTTE held areas.


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