Thursday 3 November 2011

SC stays EC proceedings against Ashok Chavan

Supreme Court stays proceedings before Election Commission against former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan.

A bench headed by Justice Altamas Kabir also issued notices to BJP, Kirit Somaiya and Election commission on Chawhan's petition asking for a stay of proceedings going on before Election Commission of India.

A complaint before the Election Commission had accused Chavan of filing a false affidavit in the last elections where he undervalued his expenditure on advertisements in the media.

Apearing for Chavan in the apex court, Senior Advocate Gopal Subramaniun asked the court to stay the proceedings so that the matter could be decided by the Supreme Court.

Apearing for one of the parties, Senior Advocate Ranjit Kumar tried to convince the court not to stay the proceedings before the Election Commission. ''...The matter is listed for hearing before the Election Commission tomorrow...'' argued Kumar.

Not convinced by the Kumar's arguments the court stayed the proceedings before the Election Commission, the court listed the matter for hearing on December 2nd.

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