The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the petition of disqualified Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra to vote in the Presidential polls on Monday.
The specially-constituted single judge bench of Justice Inderjeet Kaur dismissed his plea while upholding his disqualification over the charge of paid news.
The Supreme Court had transferred the matter to high court and asked it to decide the same before July 17, the polls.
The high court on Thursday heard Mishra, the election commission and Congress leader Rajendra Bharti on whose complaint Mishra came to be disqualified on June 23.
Mishra had come to the apex court after the Madhya Pradesh high court refused him an urgent hearing.
Mishra had filed false accounts of expenses on media in the 2008 Assembly polls.
Mishra is the water resources minister from Datia in Shivraj Singh Chauhan's government.
Bharti had in his complaint sent in 2009 to the election commission showed how news items were majorly in favour of Mishra.