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How can a convicted person chose who people should vote for: SC

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    The Supreme Court questioned the logic behind having a criminal or a corrupt person heading a political party while adding that such a lapse is a blow to the purity of the election process.

    How can a convicted person chose who people should vote for: SC

    The Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, heading a three judge Bench said that having a criminal decide who the people should vote for itself goes against the basic tenets of democracy.

    Making the observations orally, Justice Misra asked how a convicted person could be an office bearer of a political party and also select candidates to contest the elections.

    This goes against our judgements that corruption in politics are to be ostracised from the purity of elections. So, is it that what you cannot do individually that is contest elections, you can do collectively through some of your agents" the Chief Justice said.

    "A man cannot directly contest an election, so he constitutes a group of persons to form a political party and contest an election. People can form an association of people to do philanthropic activities like have a hospital or a school. But when it comes to the field of governance, it is different," the CJI also observed.

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