Poll scenario suffering from mob-muscle method: SC

Last Updated: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 22:19

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has justified
its intervention in the students union election saying the
general poll scenario in the country is "murky and suffering
from mob-muscle methods which have deleterious effects".

A bench headed by Justice AK Ganguly said a value-based
mechanism should be inculcated at election to students` bodies
so that the quality of general elections ultimately improves.

"The main thrust behind such intervention is because of
the fact that the general election scenario in this country is
murky and suffering from mob-muscle methods which have
deleterious effects on various elections including the conduct
of free and fair elections to students` unions," the bench
said.

"It goes without saying that the students are the future
representatives in various democratic bodies like state
legislative assemblies as well as Parliament in our democratic
set-up.

"This court, therefore, thought that a value-based
mechanism should be inculcated at a very early stage in the
elections to students` bodies so that the same ultimately
transforms and improves the quality of general elections to
strengthen the democratic governance of the country," the
bench said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 22:19
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