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Mahendra Kumar Shastri Vs. Union of India (Uoi) and anr. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectElection
CourtSupreme Court of India
Decided On
Case NumberWrit Petition No. 1975 of 1979
Judge
Reported inAIR1983SC299; 1983(1)SCALE27; (1984)2SCC442
AppellantMahendra Kumar Shastri
RespondentUnion of India (Uoi) and anr.
Excerpt:
- 1. we do not find any merit in the contentions urged by the petitioner in the writ petition. the disability which is imposed under section 62(5) of the representation of the people act is equally applicable to all persons similarly situate mentioned therein and they are even prevented from contesting the election or offering themselves as candidates for such election. the provision is reasonable and in public interest to maintain purity in electing peoples' representatives and there is no arbitrariness or discrimination involved. rule is discharged and the writ petition is dismissed.
Judgment:

1. We do not find any merit in the contentions urged by the petitioner in the writ petition. The disability which is imposed under Section 62(5) of the Representation of the People Act is equally applicable to all persons similarly situate mentioned therein and they are even prevented from contesting the election or offering themselves as candidates for such election. The provision is reasonable and in public interest to maintain purity in electing peoples' representatives and there is no arbitrariness or discrimination involved. Rule is discharged and the writ Petition is dismissed.


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