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SC refuses to entertain PIL against post-poll alliances by parties

The court underlined that the issue was completely political and there was no reason why a court of law should interfere.

New Delhi | Published: April 4, 2014 11:56:22 am

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition that sought to restrain political parties from forging post-poll alliances and declaring this practice as unconstitutional.

The court underlined that the issue was completely political and there was no reason why a court of law should interfere.

“It is for the political parties to decide…we cannot control a political party. Where is the question of a court’s interference,” said the apex court as it refused to admit the petition.

The petition had challenged the legal and constituently validity of post-poll alliances among political parties, contending the electors had no idea of such a possibility when they cast their votes. It claimed that the practice was a breach of the promises made by the parties during the election campaigns and the same also violated their own manifestos.

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