Election Commission of India (ECI) Directs Candidates To Make Crime Records Public
Itanagar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed candidates with criminal records contesting in elections in the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies to publish information about their criminal cases in widely circulated newspapers and through television channels on at least three different dates.
“A political party that puts up candidates with criminal antecedents is also required to publish information about their criminal background, both on its website and in newspapers and television channels on three different occasions,” the ECI order said. The requirements are in pursuance of the judgment of the Supreme Court on various writ petitions, said State Additional Chief Electoral Officer Kanki Darang in an order.
The State CEO office has earmarked three highest circulated local daily newspapers of the State in which the declarations are to be published. In case of Arunachal Pradesh, the dates of publication of the declaration are from March 29 to April 9.
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