Tag: Election law

RAMBABU SINGH THAKUR Vs SUNIL ARORA & ORS-13/02/2020

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA JUDGMENTS

It shall be mandatory for political parties [at the Central and State election level] to upload on their website detailed information regarding individuals with pending criminal cases (including the nature of the offences, and relevant particulars such as whether charges have been framed, the concerned Court, the case number etc.) who have been selected as candidates, along with the reasons for such selection, as also as to why other individuals without criminal antecedents could not be selected as candidates.

SC requested Governor of Maharashtra to ensure that a floor test be held on 27.11.2019

Pro­tem Speaker shall be solely appointed for the aforesaid agenda immediately. All the elected members shall take oath on 27.11.2019, which exercise should be completed before 5:00 p.m. Immediately thereafter, the Pro­tem Speaker shall conduct the floor test in order to ascertain whether the Respondent No. 3 has the majority, and these proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with law. The floor test will not be conducted by secret ballot. The proceedings have to be live telecast, and appropriate arrangements are to be made to ensure the same.

Burden of proof in election cases

Appreciation of evidence and burden of proof in election cases-In our country, election is a fairly costly and expensive venture and the Representation of People Act has provided sufficient safeguards to make the elections fair and free. In these circumstances, therefore, election results cannot be lightly brushed aside in election disputes.

Indian election glossary

1. Assistant Electoral Registration Officer: The Election Commission may appoint one or more persons as Assistant Electoral Registration Officers to assist an Electoral Registration Officer to prepare the electoral roll of the Constituency under his […]