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  • On Wednesday, the Supreme Court declined to hear Dr. Mandati Thirupathi Reddy's appeal after the returning officer for the Lok Sabha, Parliament House rejected her request to be considered for the upcoming election for President of India. 
  • The petitioner's nomination paper did not meet the standards outlined in Section 5B(1)(a) of the Presidential and Vice Presidential Election Act of 1952, according to a vacation bench consisting of Justices Surya Kant and J.B. Pardiwala.
  • The petitioner, who was present as a party in person, stated that he has a thorough understanding of the Constitution, which is necessary for holding the prestigious position of President of India. 
  • He read out his educational and professional qualifications from his petition and explained his eligibility for filing a nomination. 
  • He informed the judges that he is a practising advocate, holds three honorary doctorates from abroad, and received a 72 on his LLM thesis, "Constitutional Law: New Challenges." 
  • Additionally, he argued that legal candidates should be prioritised over candidates with great political support.
  • The Bench declined to overturn the returning officer's decision, noting that there was no flaw in the decision to reject the nominee.


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