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A division bench of Chief Justice Hemant Gupta refused to give interim relief to Mishra and adjourned hearing on his plea against the poll panel's last month order.
The bench also adjourned the hearing on a plea filed by journalist Surendra Dubey on a related issue too.
Chief Justice Gupta today deferred the hearing on two petitions for two weeks after senior lawyer Vivek Tankha sought adjournment of hearing on them, saying that his client Bharti, who is party to both the petitions, has moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of both of the pleas to the apex court.
Mishra's lawyer sought a stay on the June 23 Election Commission order, saying the BJP leader wanted to cast his vote in the July 17 presidential election. The court, however, simply adjourned the hearing, Tankha said.
On July 6, Mishra's petition against the EC's order was transferred to the principal bench of the MP High Court at Jabalpur from the Gwalior bench, and was clubbed with Dubey's PIL.
The PIL demands that following the EC's action, the Datia seat represented by Mishra in the assembly should be declared as vacant.
"Unhappy with the transfer of writ petition from Gwalior to Jabalpur, my client (Bharti) moved the apex court," advocate Tankha told reporters.
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