Lifetime Ban on Convicted Politicians: EC

Tue Mar 21 2017 11:46:57 GMT+0530 (IST)

Election Commission (EC)has sought lifetime ban on Convicted Politicians in the affidavit filed before the Supreme Court. It also proposed setting up Special Courts to deal with cases involved by Politicians, Public Servants and Members of Judiciary within an year.

Advocate Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay, a BJP Leader, moved a PIL on March 3rd thus year in SC seeking life ban on convicted politicians from contesting Elections. He made it clear cleansing of politics can't be possible unless criminals were debarred. He also sought electoral reforms recommended by EC, National Commission and Law Commission. Last but not the least, Minimum Age Limit for People's Representatives should be introduced.  

Election Commission maintained that it is in favor of lifetime ban on convicted politicians. In addition, It wants to bring a law to prevent bribing of voters and stop political advertisements 48 hours before the polling day.