No power to de-register political parties promising freebies before elections: ECI to Supreme Court

Promising/distributing freebies using public funds before elections is a policy decision of parties and the viability of the same should be left to be decided by voters of the State, the ECI argued.
No power to de-register political parties promising freebies before elections: ECI to Supreme Court
Supreme Court and Election Commission of india

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has told the Supreme Court that it has no power to de-register political parties that promise and distribute freebies to voters before and after elections [Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v. Union of India and Another].

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