Pyari to Move SC against HC Order
President of the Odisha Jana Morcha (OJM) Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Friday said he would move the Supreme Court challenging the order of Orissa High Court rejecting the party’s plea to use its newly acquired election symbol kite in the ensuing Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation(BMC) polls.
The High Court had upheld the order of the State Election Commission (SEC) and agreed with the contention of the SEC.
The OJM had failed to apply to the Commission to contest the BMC polls with its election symbol five days before the poll notification as required under Section 10 (B) of the Election Symbol (Reservation & Allotment) Order of 1968, the SEC had said.
Mohapatra said the party would move the Supreme Court only to validate the point. Going to the Supreme Court will no way help the party to contest the BMC polls, he said. But the party will fight for truth, he added.
Meanwhile, 326 candidates filed their nomination papers on the last day taking the total number to 451.