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Episode 22: Publication of Reasons Given for Selection of Candidates with Criminal Cases by Political Parties (Format C7) – Part 1

On 13th February 2020, the Supreme Court had directed political parties to list out reasons on their website including their Media platforms for nominating candidates with criminal background and why other individuals without criminal antecedents were not selected, within 72 hours of the selection of candidates with tainted background (now reduced to 48 hours vide SC judgement of 10th August 2021). This is especially of concern in light of the total number of pending cases against the candidates in question, and their categorisation under ‘serious criminal cases’.