Relief for Odisha MLA Jogesh Singh as SC stays his disqualification by HC


Bhubaneswar: Relief for Congress MLA Jogesh Singh as Supreme Court stays his disqualification by Orissa High Court. The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interim stay on the Orissa High Court’s order declaring his election null and void. This was informed by the Singh’s counsel Pitambar Acharya.

He informed that a Division Bench of the apex court comprising Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhusan passed the interim order. Besides Acharya, another eminent lawyer, New Delhi-based Kapil Sibal, was arguing Singh’s case in the Supreme Court.

The High Court had on January 30 declared Singh’s election from the Sundargarh constituency in 2014 invalid over the issue of his submitting a fake caste certificate.