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Poll petition: SC rejects Odisha MLA Das Burma’s SLP

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New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In a jolt to BJD’s Brahmagiri MLA Sanjay Das Burma, the Supreme Court today rejected the special leave petition (SLP) filed by him seeking annulment of a poll petition filed against him by late Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra.

The Supreme Court also upheld the verdict of the Orissa High Court as a result of which the case will now continue in the High Court.

Notably, defeated Congress candidate Mohapatra had filed a case in the High Court in 2014 alleging large-scale irregularities in the polls to the Brahmagiri Assembly constituency.

The High Court had on July 24, 2015 rejected a petition filed by Das Burma seeking quashing of the election petition.

Following the High Court’s rejection of his petition, Das Burma had moved the Supreme Court.

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