The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by Hindu Sena leader seeking disqualification of candidates of Samajwadi Party, Aam Aadmi Party and Indian National Congress in the upcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab..A Bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana and Justices AS Bopanna and Hima Kohli observed that the plea is a publicity oriented stunt, particularly since certain political parties had been made respondents to the case."We all three think this is a PIL with motivated agenda and with a hidden agenda. We should impose costs Who are you," the CJI demanded."I am the leader of Hindu Sena," the petitioner's counsel responded."Why have you added particular names. This makes it motivated," said Justice Bopanna."I will withdraw it with liberty to file afresh," the petitioner's counsel said. "What liberty? This is public interest litigation," the CJI remarked.The petitioner then chose to withdraw the plea.The petitioner Surjit Singh Yadav, who is the Vice President of Hindu Sena, had sought disqualification of all candidates of the Indian National Congress and the Samajwadi Party in the State of Uttar Pradesh and the candidates set up by the Aam Aadmi Party in the State of Punjab for the assembly elections of 2022. The petition said that these parties and their candidates offered freebies to voters if elected to power, and the same amount to corrupt practices and bribery in terms of provisions of Section 123 (1)(b) of the Representations of People Act, 1951.Interestingly, the Supreme Court is already seized of a PIL seeking directions to Election Commission of India to seize election symbol and deregister political parties, which promise/distribute freebies using public funds before elections.The petitioner in that plea, BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay had also sought a direction to be issued to the Central government to enact a law in this regard.The same Bench of CJI NV Ramana and Justices AS Bopanna and Hima Kohli while hearing the case on January 25, had said that the petition raises a serious issue.It had, therefore, issued notice to the Election Commission and the Central government on that plea.