SC Dismisses PIL for Banning Post-poll Alliance of Parties

Published: 04th April 2014 03:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2014 03:27 PM   |  A+A-


The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking to restrain politicians and political parties from indulging in post-poll alliance, saying such issues cannot be decided by it.

"Can we direct political parties not to join one group or other? This is not a matter to be agitated before the court.

Haw can we restrain parties from joining one group or other," a bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said.

The court was hearing a PIL filed by one Rajender Dutt Vasudev, who contended that it a wining candidate agrees to support an alliance without the approval of the electorate, it amounted to cheating of voters.

The bench, however, was not satisfied and dismissed the plea.


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