The Naga Peoples Fronts' MP election is ruled invalid by the Manipur High Court.

Naga Peoples Fronts MP Lorho S Pfozes election to Lok Sabha null and void from Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency in 2019 . High Court declared Lorho S Pfozes election null and void from Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency in 2019 .

Imphal (Manipur) (India), September 24: The High Court has declared Naga Peoples Fronts (NPF) present MP Lorho S Pfozes election to Lok Sabha null and void from Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency in 2019 and said that because of the fact that the petitioner obtained the most votes from the first respondent, the petitioner was entitled to be elected member of 2-Outer Manipur (ST) Parliamentary Constituency in The Election Petition is allowed, with the petitioner placing the first respondent as a member of 275-Madakasira Legislative Assembly Constituency in the General Elections held in May 2014 and declaring the petitioner as a duly elected Member of 275-Madakasira Legislative Assembly Constituency.Both the parties are expected to pay their own fees, the court observed.The petitioner requested that Section 100(1)(d)(i) and (iv) of the Representation of People Act, 1951 (for short, the RP Act) declares the election of the first respondent from 2-Outer Manipur (ST) Parliamentary Constituency to the 17th Lok Sabha, 2019, as null and void, and declares that the petitioner is the duly elected Member.The According to the petitioner, the first respondent did not comply with the prescribed form of Form 26, left some columns blank, did not disclose his movable and immovable assets of himself, his spouse, and his dependents, made false statements on oath, and has concealed substantive facts in Form 26, which has materially affected the petitioner's decision.The return officer should have rejected the petitioner's nomination paper, citing substantive irregularities in the first respondent's case.Since the first two nomination papers and affidavits contained typographical errors, the third nomination paper and the affidavit in Form 26 dated March 25, 2019 were submitted and the said nomination paper along with the said affidavit were only accepted by the Returning Officer at the time of inspection.