'Cash for vote' promises by political parties: Delhi High Court seeks response from Centre, ECI
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'Cash for vote' promises by political parties: Delhi High Court seeks response from Centre, ECI

The petition specifically highlighted two examples - the 'NYAY' scheme of Congress promising upto ₹72,000 to voters in their 2019 election manifesto, and Telugu Desam Party's promise of Rs 2 lakh to each family.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Central government on a petition to declare cash transfer promises made by political parties during election seasons a "corrupt practice" under Section 123 of the Representation of People Act, 1951 (Parashar Narayan Sharma and anr v. Union of India and ors).

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