New Delhi: In order to stop the criminalization of politics, the country's highest court has given an important decision on Thursday. The top court has added a few more things in its ongoing guidelines regarding candidates with a criminal image. The court has said that political parties have to tell the public why they have given tickets to tainted leaders.
Along with this, the top court has asked political parties to put information about the criminal cases filed on the candidates in newspapers and social media. The court said that 'If the political party does not do this, then the Election Commission will inform the top court.' Let us tell you that in the month of September 2018, a Constitution Bench of 5 judges had asked the Central Government to immediately enact a law to ban those involved in serious crimes and contest elections and become party officials.
After this, BJP leader and lawyer by profession, Ashwini Upadhyay had filed a contempt petition against the Central Government and the Election Commission, alleging that despite the court's order to stop criminalization of politics, no serious attempt was made in the last 6 months. After hearing the arguments of advocate Ashwani, the court sought answers from the Cabinet Secretary and Law Secretary of the Central Government.