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November 20, 2017

MP Minister Narottam Mishra cannot vote in the presidential election


Newsroom24x7 Staff

Narottam Mishra

New Delhi: In a special Sunday hearing, a double Bench of Delhi High Court has rejected Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra’s plea to vote in the Presidential election tomorrow.

Mishra’s petition challenging the election Commission’s decision against him has been allowed and posted for hearing in August by the two-Judge Bench of Delhi High Court.

A specially constituted Delhi High Court’s single-judge bench of Justice Indermeet Kaur Delhi High Court on Friday had quashed a petition by Narottam Mishra challenging the June 23 Election Commission decision to disqualify him for three years in the paid news case.

The Election Commission case was brought before the Delhi High Court on orders of the Supreme Court.

The allegation against Mishra was that he had filed wrong accounts of election expenditure relating to articles and advertorials in the media in the 2008-2013 Assembly Polls.

Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued on behalf of Mishra in the High Court today. He urged the court that the Election Commission’s decision cannot be applicable now as Mishra was re-elected in 2013 whereas the charges against him relate to the Assembly Election held in 2008.

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