The Last Word

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 […]

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Unwitty Election Petitions

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 […]

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Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s Election

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 […]

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