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Candidate has to declare pending criminal cases and cases of conviction

Friday - October 12, 2018 1:27 am , Category : MADHYA PRADESH

Bhopal: Chief Electoral Officer VL Kantharao told that under the honourable Supreme Court decision given on September 25, 2018, candidate is required to declare under trial criminal antecedents and cases in which he or she was convicted. This will be mentioned in affidavit (Form-26) along with nomination paper.

The Election Commission of India has issued directives in line with the honourable Supreme Court's order. According to which, each candidate will fill up all entries in the prescribed form given by the Election Commission of India. The candidate will mention pending criminal cases in bold letters. If a candidate is contesting election on the ticket given by any political party, he or she will have to inform the political party regarding his or her pending criminal cases.

The concerned political party is bound to declare the information about the pending criminal cases by candidate on its website. Also, candidate and concerned political party will make a declaration in this regard which they will have to publish, broadcast in newspapers and electronic media. The meaning of publication is that the publication should be three times at local level in the newspapers with higher circulation and television channels, after filing nomination.

The three times publications will have to be made in the period between withdrawal of nomination and 48 hours before the polling. In this regard, the declaration of information regarding criminal cases in format C-1 will be made by the commission which the candidate will get published in newspapers and television channel.
In format C-2, candidate will declare affirmation for giving information regarding criminal cases against him to political party, which will be published on website of the political party.

In format C-3, direction by returning officer will be given to concerned candidate that he or she will public or broadcast information regarding criminal cases regarding which he or she has made affirmation in column 5 and 6 of form 26 in oath.

The candidate will declare at the time of filing nomination paper before returning officer about criminal antecedents that I have given information in this regard to my political party as mentioned in para 6A of form 26.-Window To News
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