Candidates must advertise their criminal antecedents thrice before May 17: Punjab CEO

Punjab News Express | May 16, 2019 10:59 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chief Electoral Officer Punjab Dr. S. Karuna Raju today appealed to all the candidates who have criminal antecedents that they must advertise their criminal antecedents thrice in print and electronic media before May 17, 2019.

Dr. Raju said in pursuance of directions issued by the Supreme Court, the Election Commission of India had amended form-26 being part of the nomination form thereby mandating the candidates contesting parliamentary elections to provide complete information regarding the pending criminal cases against them or cases in which they have been convicted. Such candidates and their parties would be bound to give information in this regard thrice to the general public through print and electronic media. In this regard instructions have been already issued to the concerned.

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