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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : February 13, 2020, 02:10
Duration : 01:38

SC cracks whip on political parties fielding candidates with criminal history

SHOULD PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL BACKGROUNDS BE rnALLOWED TO CONTEST ELECTIONS HAS BEEN CONTSTANT DEBATE...THE SUPREME COURT HAS NOW CRACKED ITS WHIP ON THE POLITICAL PARTIES FIELDING CANDIDATES WITH A CRIMINAL HISTORY IN BOTH THE GENERAL AND THE ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS. A BENCH HEADED BY JUSTICE ROHINTON F NARIMAN TOOK NOTE OF THE ALARMING RISE IN CANDIDATES WITH CRIMINAL CHARGES BEING IN THE POLL FRAY AND SAID IT WAS HIGH TIME THE TOP COURT USES ITS EXTRAORDINARY POWERS IN THE INTEREST OF INFORMED CITIZENRY. THE APEX COURT HAS ORDERED ALL POLITICAL PARTIES TO PUBLISH THEIR CANDIDATES CRIMINAL HISTORY ON THE PARTY'S WEBSITE, MAKING IT AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
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