14 February, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Salient Features of the Representation of People’s Act.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the SC directions and its significance; about criminalization of politics
Context: Supreme Court in its judgement handed down a series of directions aimed at checking the criminalization of politics.
What was the case about?
The court was passing orders on a contempt petition that raised the issue of criminalization of politics claiming that directions given by the court in a 2018 order on disclosure of criminal antecedents by candidates are not being followed.
Details of the SC judgement
Likely implications of these directions
The directions are likely to have a key political fallout given that the two biggest and politically crucial states, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, go to polls over the next two years.
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