Court Denies Permission to Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik to Vote for Maharashtra Legislative Council

Aamir Wadwan

Mumbai, 17th June 2022: The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has received a big shock from the Bombay High Court today because the court has denied permission for voting to former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and Minister Nawab Malik in the forthcoming legislative council elections.

The High Court has rejected the pleas of Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik to allow them to vote in the Assembly elections. They had sought permission to visit the Vidhan Bhavan for a few hours for voting.

Deshmukh and Malik had rushed to the High Court seeking permission to cast their vote in the June 20 elections. Elections for 10 seats in the Legislative Council will be held on June 20. Deshmukh and Malik had sought a petition for one-day bail on the bond to allow him to vote.

Both have not yet been convicted of the charges against them. The court told both the leaders at the time of the argument that they could not be deprived of the right to vote. It was also alleged that the court had the privilege of allowing the two to vote. However, the ED had claimed that prisoners did not have the right to vote by law.