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HC sets aside EC's order disqualifying MP minister

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi on Friday set aside the Election Commission's notification disqualifying BJP's for three years for filing wrong accounts of election expenditure during the 2008 assembly elections.

A division bench of Justice and Justice said that it has not found anything conclusive against the to prove that the articles and advertorials in the media were paid.

The bench was hearing an appeal by the challenging the July 14, 2017, order of a bench of the High Court, which had upheld the EC's decision to disqualify Mishra.

The EC's order in 2017 to disqualify Mishra came on a complaint by in 2009.

Mishra had contested the EC decision on the grounds of inordinate delay in the matter and alleged lack of evidence that he authorised paid news articles.

The matter had reached the after the on July 12 last year transferred the case to it for an expeditious decision before the July 17, 2017 presidential polls.

Mishra had sought an interim stay on the single Judge's order that upheld the EC's order as a last-ditch attempt to vote in the He, however, could not cast his ballot.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 15:44 IST
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