MP Minister disqualified for concealing poll expenses

RSTV Bureau
File Photo: Narottam Mishra, minister in Madhya Pradesh cabinet.  (Photo: Courtesy twitter profile).

File Photo: Narottam Mishra, minister in Madhya Pradesh cabinet.
(Photo: Courtesy twitter profile).

The Election Commission (EC) today disqualified senior Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra for filing wrong accounts of election expenditure.

An EC spokesperson confirmed that Mishra had been disqualified for three years from today (24 June 2017).

His election from the Datia Assembly constituency also stands void.

Rajendra Bharti of the Congress had alleged that  Mishra, a close aide of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, had not filed certain details in his election expenditure in the 2008 polls.

The EC had served notice to Mishra on January 15, 2013.

Mishra had moved the Madhya Pradesh High Court and the Supreme Court against the EC notice, but did not get any relief.

Finally, the EC came out with its verdict on Friday.