CUTTACK: In a setback to Brahmagiri MLA and Minister Sanjay Dasburma, a single judge bench of Orissa High Court on Friday turned down his plea appealing to the court to reject the election petition filed by Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra.
After hearing the case, Justice Shatrughna Pujahari observed that there was not sufficient material to reject the election dispute at the threshold.
Mohapatra had filed the election dispute petition challenging the election of Dasburma as MLA from Brahmagiri Assembly constituency in 2014 on the grounds that polls were allegedly not free and fair.
At the initial stage of the proceeding, Dasburma had filed a petition alleging that there was no material in the election petition substantiating the allegation that the election had not been held properly. Considering the entire arguments of both the parties, the court rejected the petition filed by Dasburma.