Publishing criminal antecedents of election candidates: Supreme Court recalls directions holding BJP guilty of contempt

"It cannot be said that it has been a case of wilful and deliberate attempt to disobey and disregard the order of this Court," the Bench said while recalling the imposition of ₹1 lakh on the party.

The Supreme Court on Monday recalled paragraphs of its 2021 judgment that had imposed ₹1 lakh fine on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for failing to comply with its directions in relation to the disclosure of details of electoral candidates with criminal backgrounds. [BL Santosh v. Brajesh Singh and ors]

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