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Prisoners shouldn't contest polls: HC

April 30, 2004 14:21 IST
Last Updated: April 30, 2004 17:26 IST

The Patna high court on Friday asked the Election Commission to consider countermanding elections to the constituencies where prisoners, whose voting right had been suspended under the election laws, had entered the fray.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Ravi S Dhawan and Justice Shashank Kumar Singh passed the order on a public interest litigation seeking disqualification of those who entered the poll fray from jail.

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Sub: Prisoners should not contest:EC

None can prevent them from entering, as, till such time, they are convicted, they continue to enjoy all rights of any and even citizen. But,at ...

Posted by meenasury

Sub: Political leaders need political asylum :)

A debate on whether a rogue in jail can contest in an election shows the blatant state of values and principles and so called democratic ...

Posted by Anirudhya

Sub: The Patna High Court Order

The decision of the Hon'ble Patna High Court cud never have come at a better time. It needs to be implemented by the toothless EC ...

Posted by Deepak Jha

Sub: Prisoner's can(?) contest Polls

The subject Heading given on the top of the news is just the opposite!!! The errors always creep in, but one has to be more ...

Posted by Jagdish P Singhal


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