Is the Election Commission of India toothless? Supreme Court to examine

Murali Krishnan April 15 2019
Lok Sabha elections

In a major development, the Supreme Court today said that it will examine the scope of powers of Election Commission of India to deal with political leaders and candidates violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and indulging in hate speeches and appealing for votes on the basis of religion and caste.

A Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna directed that a representative of the Election Commission be present in Court tomorrow. The direction . . .

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