Jogesh Singh to continue as MLA till further order: SC

New Delhi: In a major relief to Congress leader Jogesh Singh, Supreme Court today upheld his position as an MLA of Odisha Legislative Assembly till further order.

On February 12, the apex court had issued interim stay on order of Orissa High Court which declared his election null and void.

In January, the High Court had disqualified Singh for submitting fake caste certificate during nominations in 2014.

The High Court order came after it adjudicated two election disputes filed by defeated BJP candidate Sahadev Xaxa and Ajay Patel, who had alleged that Singh, despite not being a scheduled tribe (ST),had managed to obtain an ST certificate and contested the election.

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