SC Notice to EC over PIL Seeking Disqualification of Bihar CM's Legislative Membership
New Delhi, Sep 11: The Supreme Court of India on Monday issued a notice to the Election Commission of India over a petition seeking disqualification of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s legislative membership. The election commission has four weeks to reply.
The petitioner had alleged that Nitish concealed information about a pending criminal case against him while filing his poll affidavit for the Bihar Legislative Council.
According to the petitioner, there was a criminal case against Nitish Kumar in which he was accused of killing a local politician ahead of a Lok Sabha by-election in Barh constituency in 1991. But Nitish did not disclose this information in the election affidavit for Legislative Council poll in later years.
SC issues notice to EC on PIL seeking disqualification of Bihar CM's legislative membership alleging concealing of records in election afdvt— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2017