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The state's petition to prohibit Returning Officer for the Haryana Rajya Sabha polls R K Nandal has been quashed by the High Court.
Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday, dismissing the plea of Haryana government, instructed Returning Officer for the Haryana Rajya Sabha polls R K Nandal to appear in court himself.

Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday, dismissing the plea of Haryana government, instructed Returning Officer for the Haryana Rajya Sabha polls R K Nandal to appear in court himself.

The state had earlier pleaded with the court to debar Nandal’s participation in the ink row.

On Thursday, when Additional Advocate General Lokesh Singhal of Haryana government had appeared in the High Court in place of R K Nandal, he was chided by the court as the notice issued was against R K Nandal himself and not the government.

The High Court then instructed R K Nandal to appear in court. The next hearing over the matter will be held on November 22
On August 3, BJP-supported independent candidate Subhash Chandra had defeated Congress-backed R K Anand in the polls.
A row had erupted after votes of 12 MLAs of Congress and allies were declared invalid for marking their preferences with a pen other than the one officially supplied, prompting the Congress to allege foul play.
R K Anand had then moved the Punjab High Court to annul the elections.