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Appointment of election commissioners Supreme Court Refusal to Intervene in Election Commissioner Appointment Case | leader


Leader Online Desk: Gyanesh Kumar Gupta and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu have become the new Election Commissioners. He was appointed in a high-level committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Challenging this selection, the petitioner demanded that the court should immediately stop the appointment of the Election Commissioner. The Supreme Court has made an important comment on this petition. (Appointment of election commissioners)

The Supreme Court has made a major comment regarding the appointment of the Election Commissioner. While hearing the petition filed against the appointment of the Election Commissioner, the court has refused to interfere in the selection process saying that it is not suspending the appointment at present. The petitioner had requested the court to stay the appointment for the time being. The petitioner for this has explained in the petition that the court has already taken such decisions. A three-judge bench heard the petition today (15). (Appointment of election commissioners)

Refusal of Court to Interfere with Appointment

On behalf of the petitioner, the court was told that two Election Commissioners have also been appointed under the new Act. Advocate Vikas Singh also informed about the decision given by the Supreme Court on March 2 last year. Petitioner Vikas Singh said that in this judgment the Supreme Court had ordered that the appointments to these posts should be made by a committee comprising the Chief Justice, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. The petitioner also sought cancellation of the appointment saying that if the SC has made any provision in its decision, it cannot be ignored. But the Supreme Court has refused to interfere in this appointment. (Appointment of election commissioners)

Petitioners allowed to file application, examination on 21st March

The Supreme Court on March 21 listed for hearing the petitions challenging the Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners Act, 2023, which excluded the Chief Justice of India from the Selection Committee of Election Commissioners. The Supreme Court has allowed petitioners to file an application regarding the latest development in the appointment of two new election commissioners under the 2023 Act and said it will examine it on March 21.

We cannot stop laws by orders; Justice Sanjeev Khanna

According to the information received, during the hearing of this petition, Justice Sanjiv Khanna said that this matter has come up twice before. We have said that we do not ban by law. He added that we have also made it clear that we cannot stop legislation through interim orders.



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