1. Mr. T.M. Krishnaswami Iyer has narrowed the discussion of this petition to one point, whether the learned Judge was justified in holding to be valid ballot paper 252, which contains a cross in Col. 2, instead of in Col. 3 of the voting paper.
2. I do not see how this can be other than a question of fact in which under Rule 12 of the Rules for decision of disputes the Judge's order is final : vide M. Appaya Goundar v. Dawood Sahib  M.W.N. 842. The petition must therefore be dismissed with costs.
3. I may remark, however, that the voting paper is not as clear as it might be. The heading of Col. 3 is:
The mark should show the pleasure of the voter.
4. Why not 'Put a mark here after the name of the candidate you choose?' In the hurry of an election everything cannot be left to oral instruction.