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Supreme Court setback for Ashok Chavan

Posted on May 05 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, May 5 : Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan received a jolt when the Supreme Court on Monday ruled in a 2009 case that his poll expenses can be investigated by the Election Commission in the face of complaints of paid news.

The court said a candidate lying on his poll expenses can be disqualified too.

Chavan had challenged in court the authority of the Election Commission to probe his poll expenses.

The Supreme Court thus dismissed Chavan's petition seeking quashing of the Bombay High Court order which allowed the EC to probe his poll expenses after there were allegations of paid news.

The controversy dates back to 2009 when he had contested from Nanded.

Chavan, who faces allegations in the Adarsh housing scam, contested from Nanded again this time.

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