Cuttack: Rajya Sabha member Achyut Samant landed in a trouble after a petition was filed in Orissa High Court against him with the allegation that he had filed false affidavit during Rajya Sabha election.
RTI activist Subhas Mohapatra, whose nomination was rejected for Upper House member, prayed to the court to declare the election as null and void. He alleged that Samant had hidden data related to his income. Moreover, some criminal cases are also pending against him, the petitioner stated.
Mohapatra also further mentioned in his petition that the KIIT and KISS founder has obtained double voter Ids and PAN cards.
Election Commission of India, Rajya Sabha Returning Officer and Odisha State Electoral Officer were made party in the case.