The city Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, Vikas Mathkari, has challenged the election of Suresh Kalmadi as city MP in 2009 since he is suffering from dementia since last three to four years.
Citing the sections 101 and 102 of the Indian Constitution, Mathkari in a press release issued said,According to the Constitution, a person should not be of unsound mind while he or she is contesting the poll. While filling the nomination forms for 2009 general elections, Kalmadi had hidden the information from Election Commission of India that he is suffering from dementia.
Kalmadi, lodged in Tihar jail for over two months in connection with the multi-crore CWG scam, is suffering from dementia, a disease related to memory loss, impaired reasoning and personality changes.
He was recently taken to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital where an MRI scan was conducted on him. The tests show that he was suffering from dementia.
His medical history was submitted to jail authorities by the family members. The MP was ailing much before he was arrested and brought to jail on the allegations of being involved in large scale corruption in the conduct of the Commonwealth Games.