The Election Commission of India on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court to impose life ban on the tainted political leaders.
In the affidavit, EC had said that convicted political leaders should be barred from contesting election for life. While, currently the tainted political leaders are barred from contesting elections for only six years.
The Election Commission has also backed speedy disposal of cases pertaining to politicians.
The affidavit by the poll panel in Supreme Court came in support of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashvini Upadhyay.
The questions raised in PIL also included whether a person against whom charges are farmed be permitted to contest elections.
The questions, raised in the petitions, also include whether a person against whom charges are framed be permitted to contest elections.
Besides Upadhyay, former Chief Election Commissioner J M Lyngdoh and NGO ‘Public Interest Foundation’ had filed PILs raising similar issues.