Supreme Court refuses to hear PIL to stop namesake, imposter candidates from contesting polls

The Court said that people could not be barred from contesting elections just because their respective parents gave them similar names.
Election commission and Supreme court
Election commission and Supreme court

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take steps to solve the issue of namesake, imposter and duplicate candidates from participating in elections. [Sabu Steephen v. Election Commission of India]

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