Kottayam, 24 March, Sreeparvathy K.: Kottayam District Collector and Chief Electoral Officer Ajith Kumar has stated that petition filed against Jose K Mani, UDF candidate from Kottayam LokSabha constituency on the discrepancies found in his nomination paper by candidates of LDF, BJP and Aam Admi party are of serious nature. He also advised Jose K Mani and petitioners to present all the details tomorrow. The Collector also said that final decision of his candidature will be taken on Wednesday.
In the petition, LDF candidate Mathew T Thomas and BJP candidate Noble Mathew had pointed out that KM Mani has signed the nomination paper as the party chairman whereas CF Thomas is named as the party chairman in the Election Commission website. UDF had not placed a dummy candidate in the constituency and hence any adverse ruling may cause a setback.