EC to implement SC diktat on criminal cases of candidates

EC to implement SC diktat on criminal cases of candidates
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The Election Commission on Friday said that it will implement the Supreme Court's directive for political parties to upload details of criminal cases against their candidates on their websites, newspapers and social media platforms.

New Delhi : The Election Commission on Friday said that it will implement the Supreme Court's directive for political parties to upload details of criminal cases against their candidates on their websites, newspapers and social media platforms.

The apex court, in a ruling on Thursday in a contempt petition of 2011, invoked the Constitution's Articles 129 and 142 to make it mandatory for political parties (at the Central and state election panel level) to upload on their website detailed information regarding individuals with pending criminal cases.

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