Publication of criminal antecedents: Supreme Court seeks ECI response in BJP review petition against contempt proceedings

A bench of Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and BR Gavai was hearing a plea filed by BJP leader BL Santhosh asserting that there was no willful disobedience by the party in the matter.

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a plea by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary, BL Santhosh, seeking a review of the top Court's order holding the party, among others, guilty of contempt of court for failing to properly disclose criminal antecedents of electoral candidates during the 2021 Bihar elections [BL Santhosh vs Brajesh Singh and ors].

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