With today’s verdict, Mishra’s election from the Datia Assembly constituency stands void.
Mishra has been disqualified for three years and this has been confirmed by an EC spokesperson.
It was alleged by Rajendra Bharti of Congress party that the hgh profile Madhya Pradesh Minister had not filed certain details in his election expenditure in the 2008 polls. It is learnt that there were also allegations against him regarding paid news.
Mishra had been served notice by EC on January 15, 2013. After that he had moved the Madhya Pradesh High Court and Supreme Court but no relief was granted to him.