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Odisha: Berhampur Mayor K Madhavi disqualified over false affidavit

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Berhampur:  Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) Mayor K Madhavi lost her post after a local court in Odisha today declared her election void on the ground of submitting false affidavit.

Ganjam District and Sessions Court declared Madhavi’s election as null and void. The court also imposed Rs 2,000 on her.

The court’s judgment came following a case filed by former Berhampur Mayor Siba Sankar Das against Madhavi.

Das had moved the court alleging Madhavi provided false information about her marital status during the election. He had alleged that Madhavi married for the second time without obtaining divorce from her first husband.

The former Mayor had also moved the Orissa High Court seeking early disposal of the case following which the HC had directed the lower court to pronounce the judgment within 45 days.

Worth mentioning, Madhavi was the first woman mayor of the 40-member BMeC and was in the office since June 2016.