Ganjam DM pleads High Court to recall its ECI notice
By Team Legistify / 2017-07-26

Have a Legal Issue?

Get connected to the Best Lawyers and Chartered Accountants Near You!


The Ganjam district collector today filed a petition in the Orissa High Court seeking to recall the notice issued by it to the ECI last week to disclose the poll expenses of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

The Ganjam collector made the approach when political parties in the state are engaged in a fierce slugfest over the ruling BJD’s “controversial” bank account and Patnaik’s alleged false statements of poll expenses to Election Commission of India (ECI), sources said.

The Collector Prem Chand Chaudhary in the miscellaneous petition to the High Court has urged it to reject the writ petition filed by one Subash Mohapatra since the petitioner does not have a locus standi to prefer such a plea as he (Mohapatra) is not a voter of the Hinjli Assembly segment from where Patnaik was elected in the 2014 elections.

Chaudhary, who is the district electoral officer of Ganjam, has mentioned in his appeal to the High Court that the poll-related expenditure statements of all, including that of the winning candidate, are destroyed after two years of completion of the elections.

Notably, the High Court on July 18 issued a notice to the ECI while adjudicating over the writ petition of Mohapatra.

None

Have a Legal Issue?

Get connected to the Best Lawyers and Chartered Accountants Near You!


Related Posts

Read More News on Similar Topics