HC Notice to Kandhamal BJD MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari

Cuttack, Dec 17: Kandhamal BJD MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh has been served a notice by the Orissa High Court on Tuesday after a quo warranto writ petition challenged her participation in the Lok Sabha election as she was a citizen of Nepal.

The court issued notices to others asking them to respond to the petition why she should not be disqualified.

Hearing a petition filed by social activist Dr Subash Mohapatra, Justice Biswanath Rath issued notices to Pratyusha, Election Commission of India, State Election Officer, Lok  Sabha Speaker, State and Union Home departments and Kandhamal and Nayagarh district collectors.

Pratyusha, widow of late MP Hemendra Singh, had won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in the bypoll held on Oct 15. She defeated Rudra Madhab Ray of BJP by a margin of over three lakh votes. She is the citizen of Nepal. 

Her BJP rival Ray has also filed a similar petition in the High Court challenging her election on the same grounds. However, the court is yet to take up his petition.

Utkal University postpones Plus III 4th semester exam

Bhubaneswar: In view of heavy rainfall across the state, the authorities of Utkal University (UU) today postponed the Plus III 4th semester examinatio...

List of trains controlled, cancelled, short terminated due to heavy rainfall in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In view of heavy rain in coastal area, some of the trains were en-routed for water-logging at Khurda Road Railway station, Bhubaneswar Ra...

Heavy Rain Brings Odisha To Halt; Normal Life Hit In Twin City

Bhubaneswar: Incessant rainfall over the last 24 hours due to the low-pressure over the Bay of Bengal has thrown normal life out of gear in several pa...

Thunderstorm Alert For 19 Districts; Flood Situation Likely In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre Saturday issued heavy rain and thunderstorm alert for 19 districts in Odisha.The thunderstorm alert ha...