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SC refers to five-judge constitution bench plea seeking collegium-like selection process for CEC, ECs

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 23 Oct 2018, 01:10:20 PM
Supreme Court refers to five-judge constitution bench plea seeking collegium-like selection process for CEC, ECs

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to a five-judge constitution bench plea seeking collegium-like selection process for appointing the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (ECs).

The bench was hearing a PIL filed by one Anoop Baranwal, seeking a transparent selection process for appointment of Election Commissioners in the poll panel.

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A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and SK Kaul considered submissions raised by lawyer Prashant Bhushan and said the issue of appointment of CEC and ECs has to be taken up by a larger constitution bench.

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Opposing the petition, the Centre, represented by Attorney General KK Venugopal, said that so far no case of abuse of official position by the CEC had come forward and referred to names like TN Seshan and other persons who have graced the office of the 

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First Published : 23 Oct 2018, 12:46:10 PM

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