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EC has issued a notice to Naveen Patnaik for irregularities in the statement of accounts and expenses submitted to Election Commission

 

New Delhi:14/12/17; The Election Commission on Wednesday has issued a notice to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik and sought an explanation from the chief minister of Odisha on why his expenditure amount, that he filed to the EC, does not match the one that is filed by the party. The complaint has been filed in the Supreme Court. The court has directed the EC to look into the matter. The Election Commission has later issued a notice to Patnaik. Patnaik was earlier accused of submitting a fake affidavit misrepresenting the expenses suirng the election and a complaint was filed under the Representation of People Act.

If proven guilty, Patnaik might end up losing the post of the chief minister of Odisha and disqualified from the state assembly.

RTI activist Subash Mohapatra had filed a petition in Orissa High Court in July under the Representation of People’s Act. Alleging irregularities in the statement of accounts and expenses submitted to EC during general elections, he had sought disqualification of the CM as MLA. Later, Mohapatra had moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the case to the Delhi High Court, which was refused by the apex court.

 

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