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The Supreme Court has asked the Election Commission, EC, to examine a representation for bringing political parties under the ambit of the Right to Information, RTI Act to make them accountable and curb the use of black money in elections. 

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud yesterday asked the petitioner, Delhi BJP spokesperson and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay, to first make the representation before the EC regarding the issue. 

The petitioner has sought direction to the Centre to take steps to deal with the menace of corruption and communalisation. The PIL has sought a direction to the EC to ensure compliance of the RTI Act and other laws related to political parties and deregister them if they fail to abide by them.

Source : Newsonair

English Summary

Supreme Court asks Election Commission to look into plea to bring parties under RTI law

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