The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the Manipur High Court’s order quashing the election of Naga People's Front (NPF) MP, Dr Lorho S Pfoze from the Outer Manipur parliamentary constituency.
Earlier in September, a single bench of the Manipur High Court set aside Dr Lorho S Pfoze's election as Outer Manipur MP following mistakes in his nomination paper and had declared BJP candidate Houlim Shokhopao Mate @ Benjamin of the BJP as the new MP (Outer).
The order was passed by Justice MV Muralidaran while allowing Benjamin Mate's petition declared Dr Lorho Pfoze's election as null and void.
“Thank you everyone for keeping the faith, and remembering us in your prayers all this while”, the MP wrote on his official Facebook page.
Following the order of the Manipur HC on September 24, 2022, Dr Lorho S Pfoze decided to challenge the verdict which invalidated his election in the 2019 Lok Sabha election and declared his closest rival Houlim Shokhopao Mate alias Benjamin Mate elected in his place.