Leaders will be able to contest elections from two seats? The Supreme Court cleared the picture on the matter after hearing - Newztezz Online

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Leaders will be able to contest elections from two seats? The Supreme Court cleared the picture on the matter after hearing

The Supreme Court has cleared the picture on the issue of two candidates contesting on one seat. He has said that I have no direct interference in this matter

A hearing has been held in the Supreme Court on Thursday on a petition demanding a ban on contesting Lok Sabha and Assembly elections on two seats. Meanwhile, CJI DY Chandrachud said that it is a matter of legislative policy. The petitioner's lawyer said that this is wrong because the seat which is left out, there is a re-election and the voter has to come again. This is a violation of Article 19.

The CJI said how does the contesting candidate know in advance that he will win both the seats. This is a policy matter. The lawyer said that the Law Commission has also given its report on this. On this, the CJI said that once the Parliament had fixed a limit on contesting elections on two seats. If he feels it, he will take action. Why should the court directly intervene when it is a legislative matter.

There was a demand to instruct the Center and the Election Commission

The lawyer said that in most countries including South East Asia, there is a provision to contest elections from only one seat in the established democracy. On behalf of the petitioner challenged the constitutionality of Section 33(7) of the Representation of the People Act-1951 under Article 32. In this, a demand was made to give instructions to the Center and the Election Commission.

Supreme Court disposed of the petition

The court, after considering the stand of the Center and the Election Commission, the petitioner, has decided that it is an issue of legislative policy. In the democratic election process, the Parliament can give an option on this. Only the Parliament can step on this. This court will not interfere in such a case. We dispose of the petition.

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