ECI suggests ‘One candidate, One seat’ policy to Law Ministry


New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar has suggested to the law ministry to restrict candidates from contesting in more than one constituency.

This comes in the backdrop of the Election Commission of India (ECI) delisting over 250 non-performing and non-compliant Registered Recognized Political Parties (RUPPs).

According to the rule, all political parties must inform the polling committee of any changes made to their attire. Even if they change the location of their head office, they must communicate with ECI without delay.

It is imperative that the committee can stay in touch with political organizations and be informed that the party is still active.

However, eighty-six such RUPPs were found not to exist. After the ECI declared 253 organizations inactive as they did not contest any election to the state assembly or the 2014 and 2019 parliamentary elections.

The decision to remove the parties was taken after considering the reports received from the Chief Electoral Officers of seven states – Bihar, Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.

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