SC puts a stay order on Ashok Chavan's paid news case

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New Delhi, Nov 3: The supreme court on Thursday put a stay order on the proceedings of Election Commission against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, which claimed that he had under valued his election expenses.

The complaint was filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the EC was to proceed on the complaint. Notices were received by BJP and EC, sent by the apex court. The court will hear the matter on Dec 2.

Madhav Kinhalkar, a candidate who lost in the Bhokar Assembly seat had filed a complaint against Chavan, which claimed that he had paid money to some Marathi and Hindi newspapers to write in his favour during the 2009 elections. He also didn't account properly in his expenditure return the money paid to the newspapers for his advertisements.

Ashok Chavan had claimed that he had spent Rs 11,000 on the advertisements for the election campaign.

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