19 April 2017

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Electoral reforms BJP Govt opposes life ban on convicts from contesting polls

Electoral reforms BJP Govt opposes life ban on convicts from contesting polls

The BJP Centre government told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it was not in favor of banning convicted persons from contesting elections for life and said it had set up a high-level task force to frame a roadmap for implementation of Law Commission's recommendations on electoral reforms, including regulation of election expenses and paid news.

the Centre told the court that judicial intervention was unwarranted in electoral reforms, an issue brought before the court by a PIL filed by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay . "The judiciary may step in to fill the gaps only where there is a statutory vacuum, but not where a valid law already occupies field," it said.

The Centre said the petitioner's plea for a life ban on convicted persons was unwarranted as Representation of the People Act rightly put a six-year ban to contest from the date of release of the convict from jail. "The provision in the RP Act serves the purpose of curbing entry of persons with criminal antecedents into political arena," it said. In an affidavit submitted to a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Naveen Sinha, the Centre said, "Legislative department has constituted a task force comprising senior officers to examine and frame a roadmap for implementation or otherwise of various recommendations made by the Law Commission in its 255th report."

The Centre said the Law Commission's report, submitted to the government in March 2015, was an exhaustive study on various aspects of electoral reforms including financing of elections, regulation of inner-party democracy in political parties, paid news and political advertising and setting up of special courts to expeditiously decide petitions challenging election of candidates.

India is a country where from the jail criminal gangs run their business

India is a country from where a politician can control his political party, its elected members and chief minister and his ministers also.

In such a country BJP is also now supporting criminals and BJP says we are different from Congress.

Now BJP is becoming a new congress party, a twin of Congress.

Difference is only that Congress wants secular democratic India and BJP wants a Hindu Nation.

Support for Life Ban means Honesty

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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