EC favours barring convicts from contesting elections for lifetime
Monday, 20 March 2017
The Election Commission of India (ECI) told the Supreme Court that it was in favour of barring convicted persons from contesting polls for life and stopping their entry into judiciary and the executive. The commission also said it was in favour of setting up special courts to decide criminal cases related to people's representatives, public servants and members of the judiciary in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution.
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