A plea has been filed within the Supreme Courtroom in search of a route to the Election Fee(EC) to take away symbols from poll and Digital Voting Machines(EVM) and exchange it with ‘identify, age, academic qualification and photograph’ of candidates.
The plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Celebration(BJP) chief and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has additionally sought instructions to declare that use of get together image on EVM is against the law, unconstitutional, and violative of the Structure.
The plea, filed by means of advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey, mentioned the perfect resolution to weed corruption and criminalisation in politics is to interchange political get together symbols on poll and EVM with identify, age, academic qualification, and photograph of the candidates.
It mentioned that poll and EVM with out political get together image have many advantages as it should assist electors to vote and help clever, diligent, and sincere candidates.
“Poll and EVM with out political get together image will management dictatorship of political get together bosses in ticket distribution and compelled them to present ticket to those that religiously work for individuals’s welfare,” the plea mentioned.
Referring to a examine finished by Affiliation for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a non-governmental organisation working in electoral reforms, the plea mentioned that out of 539 MPs, 233 (43 per cent) MPs have declared legal circumstances towards themselves. “Out of 542 winners analysed after 2014 election, 185 (34 per cent) had declared legal circumstances towards themselves and out of 543 winners analysed after 2009 Lok Sabha election, 162 (30 per cent) had declared legal circumstances towards themselves. “There is a rise of 44 per cent within the variety of Lok Sabha MPs with declared legal circumstances towards themselves since 2009, and the foundation reason for this weird scenario is using political get together image on poll paper and EVM,” the plea mentioned.