Thrissur: In a huge setback for the student organization, SFI, the High Court of Kerala has squashed the election result at the Sree Keralavarma College in Thrissur. The order comes after KSU candidate, Sreekutan, submitted a plea pointing out the defects and lapses in the counting of votes in the college election. The High Court has ordered a recounting by avoiding the invalid votes and by following the guidelines.
In his plea, Sreekutan, claimed that he had won the post of Chairman by one vote in the College election conducted at Sree Keralavarma College in Thrissur. However, the college authorities conducted a recounting and announced that KS Anirudh had won by ten votes. In his plea, Sreekutan states that there occurred multiple power failures during the recounting and it was at this time that irregularities were committed.
Sreekutan, in his plea, also added that the invalid votes that were rejected earlier were considered during the recounting.
The High Court, while considering Sreekutan’s plea, had asked the college authorities how the invalid votes became valid during recounting of the votes. The court also questioned the forming of a core committee when the decision of a recount could have been taken by the returning officer.