The Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Gujarat Law Minister Bhupendra Singh Chudasama on Friday. Bhupendra Singh has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the decision of Gujarat High Court. The High Court on Tuesday canceled the 2017 election of Minister of State Bhupendra Singh Chudasama on charges of misconduct and manipulation.
In 2017, he contested against Bhupendra Singh on Dholka assembly seat. Congress candidate Ashwin Rathod filed a petition in the High Court challenging Bhupendra’s election. Bhupendra won the 2017 Gujarat Assembly Elections by a narrow margin of 327 votes. It was alleged in the election petition that Bhupendra adopted corrupt conduct and violated rules at various stages of the election process, especially at the time of counting of votes.
During the hearing of the case, Chudasama’s private secretary was seen talking on a mobile phone inside the counting center in CCTV footage of the counting. The election officer was also reprimanded by the court for his behavior. After winning the election, Bhupendra got the post of in-charge of departments of education, law and justice, legislature and parliamentary affairs etc. in the Gujarat government.