Upadhyay has asked the Election Commission to issue directions as per the Supreme Court judgment of September 25, 2018. In that order the top court had directed the ECI to take appropriate steps to secure the fundamental rights of voters (right to know the candidate) guaranteed under the Article 19).
While social media has been blamed for “exploiting” the personal data of citizens, the fact is that these companies cannot be turned into virtual police stations and parliamentary panels can’t meddle with them
AT a meeting on June 16, 2020, the Election Commission (EC) discussed the issue of false affidavits filed by some candidates along with their nominations. It adversely affects the rights of voters as well as impinges on the purity of the electoral process.