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#ThisDayThatYear Allahabad High Court Judge, Jagmohanlal Sinha presided on the election petition filed by Raj Narain against Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, in 1971. The petition challenged her election to the Lok Sabha in 1971 from the Rae Bareli parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh, from where Narain had also contested. The hearing of the case took more than four years. The case concluded on 23 May 1975 but the judgement was announced on 12 June 1975. Indira Gandhi was declared guilty of corrupt practices and her election to the Lok Sabha was declared null and void. She was charged under Section 123(7) of the Representation of the People Act. She was also disqualified from contesting elections for six years. Within 13 days of the judgement, Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency on the nation. The ruling became the primary reason for the imposition of the emergency.Source: en.wikipedia.org

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