ECI cannot be a mute spectator for illegal activities: Madras HC in Vellore Polls Judgment [Read Judgment]April 20 2019
The Madras High Court recently had occasion to reiterate that the powers of the Election Commission of India (ECI) over the conduct of elections, which is rooted in Article 324 of the Indian Constitution, must be interpreted in the widest terms.
Notably, the Court observed that such wide jurisdiction of the ECI would also include powers to recommend that elections be canceled if it is found that its free and fair conduct has been compromised. Furthermore, it was emphasised that the Court is expected to restrain itself from interfering . . .
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