Contempt plea filed in SC against CEC, Political Parties for failure to disclose pending criminal case against candidates: Bihar Elections.

A contempt plea is filed in the Supreme Court against Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Sunil Arora and Bihar’s Chief Electoral Officer, HR Srinivasa and office bearers of various political parties for not complying with the Supreme Court verdict which made it mandatory for both central and state level political parties to uphold information on pending criminal cases against their members. The plea also seeks a direction to be issued to political parties to give specific reasons for selecting candidates who are blood relatives of convicted henchmen and contested elections as proxy.

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