BHUBANESWAR: The parliamentary career of the newly elected BJD Rajya Sabha MP N Bhaskar Rao who took oath of office today can be cut short as a case has been filed today itself in the Odisha High Court against him. On one side while he was happily taking oath of office at the Parliament House in Delhi on the flip side a case was being filed against him in the Odisha High Court.
In the case, numbered ELPET1/2016 filed today in the Odisha High Court by Bhujabal Majhi, it has been alleged that MP Bhaskar Rao suppressed financial information and details regarding the cases against him pending in courts while filing his affidavit with the Election Commission of India which is in violation of the RP Act 1951.
Rao, who was deputy chairperson of the state’s planning board, hails from southern Odisha and is an industrialist. According to the affidavit he filed, his wife owns property worth of Rs 2.69 crore. His wife manages an agency that deals with trading of agricultural produce. The family owns a number of farms besides property at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
The family runs three companies, including one that deals with power production, collection and distribution of electricity. It also has interests in mining and real estate business. Rao has three cars – Toyota Fortuner, Ford Figo and Toyota Innova.