Hearing on free schemes in elections will be held in Supreme Court today

The Supreme Court is going to hear the free Rewari today, which may come as a shock to the political parties that make free announcements for the public in election promises.

Aug 11, 2022 - 14:08
Aug 11, 2022 - 15:31
Hearing on free schemes in elections will be held in Supreme Court today

As soon as elections come in the country, there is a line of announcements of free schemes. Against this, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court. An important hearing on this matter is to be held in the Supreme Court today. In this petition, there has been a demand to cancel the recognition of the parties making free declarations. In this case, the court had suggested the Election Commission form a special committee to discuss free schemes, but the Election Commission has refused to be a part of this committee.
The Supreme Court has expressed concern over the practice of political parties distributing free reverie for votes. During the hearing on this matter on 3 August, the court had said that the government exchequer suffers due to free schemes. After this, the court asked the central government and the Election Commission to take steps to stop it. Along with this, a committee was suggested to the Election Commission to discuss it. At the same time, the Aam Aadmi Party has also reached the Supreme Court on this matter and has called it the right of the people.
The Election Commission has said in an affidavit to the Supreme Court that a special committee will be formed to brainstorm on the culture of freebies and this is a great suggestion but it will not be part of it. The commission says that being a constitutional authority, it would not like to be a part of this committee as it can also include representatives of government bodies.
During the hearing on the 'free rewari' case on August 3, it was said that NITI Aayog, Finance Commission, Law Commission, Reserve Bank of India, and members of the ruling and opposition parties need to give suggestions on this matter. The court says that this will also facilitate for him to pass orders on such matters.

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