Apex Court Orders Political Parties To Publish Criminal Records Of Their Candidates Within 48 Hrs

New Delhi, Feb 13: On Today, the Supreme Court has issued guidelines to curb criminalization in politics & ordered the political parties to disclose the criminal records of their candidates within 48 hours.

The court has ordered the parties to submit a compliance report of the same to the Election Commission, failing which a contempt plea can be filed against them.

It also added that the parties will state the reasons why a person with a criminal background was given a ticket and will have to publish the details of criminal cases of their candidates on their website, social media platforms, and local newspapers. 

 

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