The Counsel informed the Court that they have already made a representation to the EC and that they have appreciated it. However, the Bench, while dismissing the plea, stated, “Certainly we can do, but we don’t want to do.”
The Allahabad High Court has given the Election Commission of India four weeks to file its reply on a PIL filed against the legality of using election symbols in rallies and demonstrations by political parties.
The Allahabad High Court has sought the response of Election Commission on a plea by Shraddha Tripathi challenging the constitutional validity of Paras-10, 10A and 10-B of the Symbol Order 1968 on several counts interalia that said Paras are in conflict with the provisions of Rule-10 of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961.
Kamal Nath has challenged the Order of Oct 30, of the Election Commission whereby his name was removed from the list of ‘star campaigners’ of the Indian National Congress on the ground of repeated violation of Model Code of Conduct and advisories of the ECI.
Keeping in view the rising number of Covid-19 cases, following which, the financial crisis being faced by the lawyers due to the closing of District Courts, the MPHCBA has decided to give ration to financially poor lawyers