MP Minister disqualified by Election Commission over graft

Prime News, National, New Delhi, June 24:- The Election Commission of India disqualified MP Minister Narrotam Mishra over alleged corrupt practices and paid news in 2008 assembly elections.

The decision came on the complaint filed by former Congress Member of Legislative Assemble (MLA) in April 2009 alleging that the minister didn’t revealed the paid news service in his affidavit in the assembly elections.

Mishra is disqualified to contest any election for three years, the state is going to assembly polls in 2018 December.

The Election commission serve notice on Mishra in 2013 seeking his reply to the charges. Mishra approached High court challenging the notice, managed to get stay, subsequently HC lifted the stay.

Mishra also went to Supreme Court for relief, but the court refuse to grant any relief. Later the EC questioned him on the charges in Delhi.

The EC has the power to disqualify a candidate if he/she fails to disclose the expenses on election within stipulated time. In Mishra case the EC finds he didn’t disclose the paid news service in assembly elections.

-(NAV, Inpurs; Agencies)


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