New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday stayed the Election Commission order which revoked the “star campaigner” status of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath for model code violation during the campaign for bypolls in 28 assembly constituencies in the state.
The counsel appearing for the poll panel told a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde that Nath’s plea has become infructuous as the campaigning has ended and the voting is to take place on Tuesday.
We are staying it, said the bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.
The apex court was hearing Nath’s plea challenging the October 30 order of the EC revoking his star campaigner status.
While a political party pays for the expenditure of its star campaigner, the candidate concerned bears the expense of other campaigners.
The top court also issued notice to the EC seeking its…