New Delhi, Aug 2: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a petition moved by the Gujarat Congress against the introduction of NOTA option in upcoming Rajya Sabha elections.
The bench will commence hearing in the case on Thursday.
Senior advocate and Congress leader Kapil Sibal, sought an urgent hearing of the case, mentioning that the petition before a bench will be headed by Justice Dipak Misra, who agreed to hear the petition on Thursday.
We are surprised that EC took such an unconstitutional step. We’ll talk about it in Court tomorrow, Sibal said.
“We are surprised that EC took such an unconstitutional step. We’ll talk about it in Court tomorrow,” Sibal said.
The Congress had termed the Election Commission notification that would provide the MLAs ‘None of the Above’ (NOTA) option for the RS poll as ‘unconstitutional’ and ‘illegal’.
A day after EC’s notification, Congress petitioned the Election Commission against the use of the NOTA.
On Tuesday, Rajya Sabha witnessed ruckus over the introduction of NOTA at the time when Gujarat is facing political fiasco, which led to multiple adjournments of the session
The high level battle for Rajya Sabha seat is slated to be held on August 8 and from Gujarat Congress lone candidate, Ahmed Patel is contesting against BJP’s Balwantsinh Rajput.