I was born on a 5th February. This is my Article No. 502. This blog was born on 21st December, 2014. Hon’ble Justice R.F. Nariman in The Sabarimala Temple Case, before answering the question posed, thought it is necessary to cover the ground that has been covered by previous decisions of the SC on the […]Read more "Article No. 502: The Revival of Ray VII"
Friendships & Rivalries, Losses & Victories never have an end – only a beginning. Spectacular Judges of the Supreme Court have hoped for an impactful conclusion. The irreversibly powerful ones have known more. There is never a last word. Life travels with the surety of a pendulum clock, tick tock. We remember: in Puttaswamy, [Writ Petition […]Read more "The Last Word"
Sub-section (3) of Section 123 of The Representation of the People Act, 1951 deems the following to be a ‘corrupt practice’: “The appeal by a candidate or his agent or by any other person with the consent of a candidate or his election agent to vote or refrain from voting for any person on the […]Read more "‘His’ Story: Section 123(3) of The Representation of the People Act, 1951"
“The question whether an election petition challenging the election of a returned candidate on the ground of corrupt practice is required to be accompanied either by one affidavit or two affidavits in view of the insertion of clause (4) of Rule 15 of Order VI, fell for consideration of this Court in P.A. Mohammed Riyas […]Read more "Hon’ble Justice J. Chelameswar on Election Petitions II"
Section 83(1)(a) of The Representation of the People Act, 1951 reads as follows: “An election petition shall contain a concise statement of the material facts on which the Petitioner relies”. In Ashraf Kokkur v. Abdul Khader, (2015) 1 SCC 129 it was considered that The Concise Oxford Dictionary has defined ‘concise’ as “giving a lot […]Read more "Unwitty Election Petitions"
Section 83(1)(c) of The Representation of the People Act, 1951 (“Act”) reads as: “Contents of Petition – An Election Petition – shall be signed by the Petitioner and verified in the manner laid down in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) for the verification of pleadings: Provided that where the Petitioner alleges […]Read more "Hon’ble Justice J. Chelameswar on Election Petitions I"
Order XXXIX of The Supreme Court Rules, 1966 (‘Rules’) deals with Election Petitions under Part III of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952. In Purno Agitok Sangma v. Pranab Mukherjee, (2013) 2 SCC 239 the Petitioner questioned the election of the Respondent as the President of India under Article 71 of the Constitution read with […]Read more "Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s Election"