Seeking votes on the basis of religion, caste illegal says Supreme Court

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On Monday morning, the Supreme Court said seeking votes in the name of religion, caste, community and language is illegal.

A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court which is headed by TS Thakur passed the order in the Hindutva case with a majority of 4:3.

The bench said “The relationship between man and god is an individual choice. The state is forbidden to have allegiance to such an activity”.

Court also said that election is a secular exercise, religion has nothing to do in electoral process. Seeking vote on the basis of caste and religion by the candidate comes under Section 123(3) of the Representation of People’s Act.

 

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