Election Commission want power to take action against parties criticizing polling process


Oct 29, 2004
Give us contempt powers to act against those out to sully our image: EC to Govt

In its letter, the EC has cited examples of its counterparts abroad, including ECP, which can initiate contempt proceedings against anyone sullying its image.
The Election Commission (EC) has written to the Law Ministry, seeking powers to act against those questioning the poll panel’s credibility through unfounded allegations.
The Commission, The Indian Express has learnt, has sought amendments to the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, to empower it to punish anyone being disobedient or discourteous towards its authority. The letter was written over a month ago and the matter is currently under consideration with the Law Ministry.

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