Apex Court to Hear To­day Congress’ Plea Against Nota in Ra­jya Sabha Elec­tions

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear a plea by the Gu­jarat Congress whip to knock off the Nota (none of the above) op­tion from bal­lot pa­pers for the Ra­jya Sabha polls sched­uled for Au­gust 8. In his plea, Congress whip Shailesh Manub­hai Par­mar said the Nota op­tion was in­tended to im­prove the poll process dur­ing di­rect elec­tions to the Lok Sabha. But the same logic can­not be used in in­di­rect elec­tions such as the Ra­jya Sabha polls. The plea was put for­ward by se­nior ad­vo­cate Kapil Sibal be­fore a bench headed by Jus­tice Di­pak Misra, who will be CJI when Jus­tice JS Khe­har demits of­fice. —

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