In the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, Congress leader Hardik Patel got jolt. The High Court has refused the stay on the sentence of Hardik Patel in the case of a demolition case in Mehsana’s legislative office. It is being believed that now he will not be able to contest the Lok Sabha elections. Hardik Patel was preparing to contest from Jamnagar.
Hardik Patel had filed a petition in the High Court against the decision of the lower court that he should be given relief from the sentence for contesting the elections. But the High Court refused to ban their punishment. The lower court sent Hardik two years’ imprisonment.
According to the Representation Act, 1951, Hardik Patel has been disqualified for contesting the elections. Hardik Patel had recently joined Congress. In the presence of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi in the Jamnagar rally, they handled the Congress. He was preparing to contest the elections from Jamnagar.
However, Hardik still has the option of appealing in the Supreme Court. In July last year, a Gujarat court convicted Hardik Patel and his two other friends for the attack on the office of the BJP legislator of Mehsana, and sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment. Apart from this, he also ordered the compensation of 50-50 thousand rupees.