PA Sangma who lost in the presidential election against Pranab Mukherjee is reportedly set to approach the Supreme Court seeking that the result be annulled because the former finance minister held offices of protest while contesting the poll.
The allegation levelled against Mukherjee include holding positions in some government officers despite having to resign from all official positions before contesting the poll, CNN-IBN reported.
The allegation had been levelled against Mukherjee while the two candidates were on the campaign trail but the veteran Congress leader had dismissed the allegations as frivolous, the channel reported.
Soon after losing the presidential poll by a wide margin, Sangma had alleged that the UPA alliance had used threats and other incentives to influence the election and had demanded a code of conduct be put in place for future presidential polls.
Sangma had been backed by the BJP and some constituents of the NDA. However, some elements of the NDA decided to back Mukherjee’s candidature which resulted in the former Lok Sabha Speaker being unable to garner enough support.
There had also been speculation that Sangma, who left the UPA ally Nationalist Congress Party to compete in the presidential election, could form his own political outfit.