Can’t stop from contesting elections, why did the Supreme Court take the names of Rahul Gandhi and Lalu Yadav in the court?

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A three-judge bench headed by Justice BR Gavai, Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Sandeep Mehta made the remarks while directing the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take immediate steps to resolve the issue of namesake candidates in the elections. A petition came forward demanding to give. The court rejected the petition.

The Supreme Court said that having the same name as a politician does not affect a person’s right to contest elections. The Supreme Court on Friday said a person cannot be stopped from contesting just because his name is similar to that of a politician. A three-judge bench headed by Justice BR Gavai, Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Sandeep Mehta made the remarks while directing the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take immediate steps to resolve the issue of namesake candidates in the elections. A petition came forward demanding to give. The court rejected the petition.

The bench asked advocate VK Biju, appearing for petitioner Sabu Stephen, if someone is born as Rahul Gandhi or Lalu Prasad Yadav, how can he be stopped from contesting elections? Will this not affect their rights? If someone’s parents have given a similar name (to a political leader), can it hinder his right to contest elections? The judges told the lawyer that you know what the future of this case will be. In his petition, petitioner Stephen had termed the practice of fielding namesake candidates as wrong and an old ploy designed to create confusion in the minds of voters. It said that such practice should be stopped on a war footing as each vote has the power to decide the future of a candidate.

Stephen argued that the confusion arising in such cases should be replaced by clarity, and this could be done by appropriate amendments, amendments to the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961. He also expressed apprehension that nominee candidates may not have knowledge and awareness about the political and administrative systems in India. He clarified that he was not claiming that all the independent candidates in the survey were “fake”.

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