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Candidate should not contest from two seats: Election Commission tells SC

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud sought the assistance of K.K. Venugopal

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Supreme Court

The Commission on Monday told the Supreme that a candidate should not contest from two constituencies as the sought the assistance of the Attorney General in the matter.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A. M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.

Y. Chandrachud sought the assistance of K. K. Venugopal as it directed petitioner Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay to serve a copy of the petition to the Attorney General.

Upadhyay has challenged Section 33(7) of the Representation of People Act that allows a person to contest elections for parliament and the state assemblies from two constituencies.

He has sought prohibition on contesting elections from two constituencies at all levels -- parliament and the state assemblies.

First Published: Mon, December 11 2017. 17:25 IST