Election a democratic process, can’t be interfered with: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today rejected a plea alleging duplication in the voters’ list for the upcoming Bhiwandi municipal polls in Maharashtra, saying election is a democratic process which cannot be interfered with.

The apex court made the observation while hearing a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order dismissing a petition which alleged that there was duplication of 50,922 names in the voters’ list prepared for the Bhiwandi civic polls, which is scheduled on May 24.

“The election process cannot be interfered with, otherwise it could create a havoc in the election. In almost every voters’ list, you may find this. If the court will stay election on these reasons, there will be no elections in India. It is a democratic process. We are not going to hear it,” a vacation bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha said. (AGENCIES)


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