New Delhi, May 17: Former Calcutta High Court Justice C S Karnan launched his political party and said it will contest the upcoming general elections with women candidates.
Karnan’s ‘Anti-Corruption Dynamic Party’ would contest in seats across the country including Varanasi.
“My party will take part in the forthcoming (Lok Sabha) polls in 2019. We will decide on the number of seats but only women candidates will be nominated for contesting,” Justice Karnan told media on the sidelines of a convention organised by several human rights organisations in Kolkata.
“We are approaching the Chief Election Commissioner for registration of my party,” Karnan stated, adding that he wanted corruption to be removed from the country.
Justice Karnan, who also served as a judge of the Madras High Court, asserted that he had been requested by the general body of his party to contest from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, next year, news agency PTI reported.
However, he said “But I don’t want to contest from Varanasi. That should also be contested by a woman candidate”.