Supreme Court has rejected a petition challenging the election of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in 2019 from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala.

A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian dismissed the petition filed by Solar scam convict Saritha S Nair.

Sartha Nair had moved the Apex court against the Kerala High Court's October 31, 2019 decision by which her election petitions challenging the Lok Sabha polls in Wayanad and Ernakulam also were dismissed.

Saritha Nair's nomination papers for contesting Lok Sabha polls from Wayanad and Ernakulam Lok Sabha seats were rejected by the returning officers in 2019 on account of her conviction and sentencing in two criminal cases related to the Solar scam in the state.

The High Court had not allowed Nair's pleas challenging the polls in both Lok Sabha seats. Nair's nomination papers were rejected under the Secrion 8(3) of the Representation of People Act, 1951 which prescribed for disqualification on account of conviction and sentencing in a criminal case.

Gandhi had won Kerala's Wayanad seat -- the second seat he contested in the 2019 polls -- with a record margin of 431,770 votes. Interestingly, Saritha Nair's candidature was approved for the Amethi constituency and even secured 500 votes.