Bhadrak, Apr 16: The District and Sessions Court here invalidated the Sarpanch post of Parbati Majhi of Daisingh gram panchayat in Bhadrak district as she was found unable to read and write Odia.
According to information, Parvati Majhi had won as Sarpanch by defeating Bagan Singh in the last panchayat elections. Following election, Bagan Singh filed a petition in the court seeking invalidation of her being Sarpanch as she didn’t know to write and read Odia. As per rules, a person has to read and write Odia to be eligible to fight elections for a Sarpanch post.
After an inquiry, Parbati Majhi was found to have not known the ABC of OdiaThus, the court invalidated her Sapanch post.