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Samajwadi Party MP Dimple Yadav moved to Allahabad High Court seeking to quash a petition challenging her election from Kannauj Lok Sabha seat in a by-poll held earlier this year.

Dimple’s counsel K R Singh submitted the application under Section 86(1) of the Representation of the People Act before single-judge bench of Justice Devendra Pratap Singh in response to the election petition of Prabhat Pandey.

Admitting the plea, Justice Singh asked the petitioner to file his reply to the application by December 17 and directed the opposite parties to file their reply, if any, by December 21.

The court fixed January 9, 2013 as the next date of hearing in the matter.

Pandey had challenged the unopposed election of the UP chief minister’s wife as MP on the ground that he was prevented from filing their nomination papers for the Kannauj Lok Sabha by-election held in June this year.

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