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Paid news row: Delhi HC to issue order on Narottam Mishra's plea

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The High on Friday is likely to issue the order on the (BJP) minister Narottam Mishra's plea against the Commission of India's (EC) order that had barred him from contesting elections for three years in relation to a paid news case.

Mishra, who was disqualified by the EC for filing wrong accounts of his election-related expenditure, had challenged the order in the High

"Whether I will remain a member or not, that probably has not been mentioned. I also haven't got the order yet. I will go to the high court," Mishra told ANI.

Mishra had been disqualified from contesting for three years. The Commission's decision was taken based on a complaint lodged by former Rajendra Bharti in April 2009, alleging that Mishra hadn't filed certain details in his expenditure during the 2008 assembly elections.

Mishra challenged the notice in the high bench at and managed to get a stay, in the light of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's case proceeding in the top

The court, however, vacated the stay order after considering the facts submitted by the complainant's counsel.

Mishra then approached the Supreme to stall the EC's proceedings, but the apex did not grant him any relief.

Last year, the poll panel questioned Mishra in about the allegations, whereby it was noted that he hadn't revealed his expenditure on paid news.

It should be noted that the EC has the power to disqualify a candidate if he fails to submit a clear and concise account of expenses within the designated time frame.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 08:32 IST
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