Odisha HC disqualifying Sundargarh legislator Jogesh Singh for submitting fake caste certificate in the nomination of 2014 Assembly Elections.
“Now Congress party has lost the Opposition status in Odisha”, stated by Senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra today
“For the Opposition party tag, a political party needs one tenth of total seats of the House. As per the rule, Congress needs 15 members become the Opposition party. However, after disqualification of Jogesh Singh Congress’ strength has has come down to 14,” Mishra stated.
He further said, “The State government has to take the final decision whether they want a Leader of Opposition post or not.”
The High Court disqualified Jogesh Singh while hearing petitions filed by BJP candidate Sahadev Xaxa and another voter Ajay Patel who alleged that Singh submitted false and fabricated caste certificate categorizing himself as ‘Bhuyan’ tribe.