New Delhi: Delhi High Court Monday has stayed EC show cause notice to ex-Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan as to why he should not be disqualified for not giving correct details of his 2009 poll expenses.
HC has also issued notice to BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Kirit Somaiya and one independent candidate who had filed complaint against Chavan in EC.
Chavan had moved the court against the EC's July 13 order, saying the panel had not followed the procedure laid out in the Representation of People Act prior to giving its findings.
He had also said that the expenses that he had allegedly not declared pertained to some advertisements that were released in October 2009 regarding a meeting that was to be held between the members of United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal appeared for Chavan and argued that the ex-CM did not know who had issued the advertisements.
Chavan had won the 2009 assembly election from Bhokar in Maharashtra's Nanded Lok Sabha constituency. He won the recent Lok Sabha polls from Nanded.
It was contended that Chavan had incurred an expense of over Rs 16,000 for attending the UPA meeting that was advertised and that he had cited the same while filing his poll spendings.