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Supreme Court allows K.M Shaji to attend Assembly session

The Supreme Court allowed disqualified MLA of Azhikode, K.M Shaji, to attend the Kerala Assembly session which begins on November 27.

The court, however, said it would not hear his petition to stay the Kerala HC order setting aside Shaji’s election as MLA on an urgent basis, and also said that he would be stripped of all MLA privileges.

On November 9, the Kerala High Court had set aside the election of the IUML leader from Azhikode.

The verdict was given following a petition by journalist and CPI(M) candidate M.V Nikesh Kumar who had contested and lost from the Azhikode seat in May 2016.

In his petition, Nikesh alleged that Shaji had made communal remarks during the run up to the polls in 2016.

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