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Delhi HC reserves its order over BJP MLA Mishra paid news case

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The High on Wednesday decided to reserve its order on the plea filed by disqualified minister seeking to vote in the Presidential elections.

The (BJP) leader was barred from contesting elections for three years by the Commission on June 23 after he was implicated for paid news allegations.

A bench headed by Justice Indermeet Kaur, after hearing submissions, reserved the judgement.

The plea, filed by Mishra, was transferred to the High by the Supreme challenging the Commission's decision to disqualify him for three years for filing wrong account of his poll expenditure in 2008 Assembly

The case was initially being heard at the High Court, but was later transferred to the apex court as one of the petitioners in the case filed a Special Leave (SLP) with the Supreme Court on the issue on Friday.

Mishra's membership was suspended after leader Rajendra Bharti had in 2008 complained to EC, accusing the former of getting paid news published during election campaign.

Bharti had lost the elction to Mishra from Madhya Pradesh's Datia constituency.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 16:57 IST