SC raps EC’s silence over life ban on convicted politicians

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reportedly rapped the Election Commission over its silence on imposing a life ban on convicted politicians from contesting elections. Wondering whether the EC’s reluctance to give its “free view” was influenced by the Centre's stand against life ban, the top court asked, “Can the EC afford to remain silent when a voter comes to the SC and says elected representatives, if convicted, should be debarred for life from contesting elections?”

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